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Well Aware Series


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Medicine has created an informational series to connect experts with our patients, donors and friends. This is an opportunity to engage with a panel of speakers — anchored by Michigan Medicine leadership — who bring research, experience and recommendations on today’s topics relevant to improving the health of people here and around the globe.


Transforming Combat Care Through Research and Innovation

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 12:00 pm

What does one of the world's great academic centers have to do with war? At Michigan Medicine, we respond to medical needs wherever they occur. Combat care innovations we developed are saving lives around the world, such as Turn-I-Kit, a field treatment being used by first responders to stop critical bleeding. Join us for Well Aware to hear from our experts at the Max Harry Weil Institute for Critical Care Research and Innovation about their entrepreneurial approach to treating the most serious injuries and illnesses. Learn how we're transforming care, saving lives, and informing the medical community by finding new and better ways to treat traumatic brain injuries, sepsis, blood loss, and more — on and off the battlefield. Be inspired by the many ways Michigan Medicine’s medical innovations have reshaped life-saving procedures in war zones – and beyond.

You are invited to an exclusive preview of this pre-recorded presentation today in honor of Armed Forces Day on May 20. The video will become available to the public on May 27.


Kelly Malcom
Lead Research Communicator
Michigan Medicine Department of Communication


Michael W. Sjoding, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

J. Scott VanEpps, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Kevin R. Ward, M.D.
Director, Max Harry Weil Institute for Critical Care Research and Innovation
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Engineering