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Transforming Combat Care Through Research and Innovation

Transforming Combat Care Through Research and Innovation

May 19, 2022

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. Our experts at the Max Harry Weil Institute for Critical Care Research and Innovation discussed their entrepreneurial approach to treating the most serious injuries and illnesses. They showcased 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.

This video was premiered in honor of Armed Forces Day on May 20.

Moderator:

Kelly Malcom
Lead Research Communicator
Michigan Medicine Department of Communication

Panelists:

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