Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care comes to NCRC

The North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) welcomed a new denizen, the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Clinical Care (M-CIRCC).


The new center will serve as a means to link physicians, scientists, and engineers that otherwise work in different UM units and already has over 50 faculty signed up.

 “It’s hard to overstate the key role of engineering in addressing the needs of critical care clinicians, and the engineering challenges that only research can overcome,” says Alec Gallimore, Ph.D., associate dean for research and graduate education at the U-M College of Engineering and Thurnau Professor, U of M Health News reports.

MCIRCC is just one more way UM is spurring and shortening the bench to bedside transition, and to highlight why such collaborations are paving the way for the future, read about what physicians and engineers were able to do for 20 month old Kaiba.

Find out more about MCIRCC here.

NCRC Workshop: Research Collaboration

Images from Baabullah Hasan and Takao Umehara, the Noun Project, CC BY 3.0

Images from Baabullah Hasan and Takao Umehara, the Noun Project, CC BY 3.0

If you’ve looked for funding at any point recently, you’ll know that “collaborative” and “interdisciplinary” are the funding buzz words du-jour. As such, you may be interested in NCRC’s one day workshop on research collaboration on May 13, 2013, sponsored by collaborate!@NCRC

To register for the collaborate!@NCRC Workshop Click Here.

Workshop objective: focus on the various aspects of the collaborative research process.

A reception at the end of the day will allow for networking and reflection on the workshop’s dialogue.


MLibrary@NCRC Grand Opening

You are invited to the Grand Opening celebration of the MLibrary@NCRC.  Learn more about resources and services at MLibrary@NCRC. Dessert will be served. We look forward to seeing you then!

Tuesday, September 25
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Building 18, Ground Level, G218

Questions about MLibrary@NCRC services? Contact: mlibrary-ncrc@umich.edu or visit us in building 18, room G218D. Resource guide for NCRC: http://guides.lib.umich.edu/ncrc

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Spearheaded by the Taubman Health Sciences Library, MLibrary@NCRC will opens its doors to the public and the NCRC community on Monday, July 2nd.  Its mission is to provide innovative library services to overcome the traditional barriers to translational and interdisciplinary research, meet the information needs of academic and industry partners, and support the strategic growth of NCRC and the university.

A team of librarians with specific subject area knowledge along with advanced and specialized information skills, will be embedded at NCRC to collaborate with and support the research cores and clusters, companies, groups involved with public-private partnerships, and others housed at NCRC. Computer terminals will allow walk in access for anyone at NCRC to access many of MLibrary’s electronic resources.  Located on the ground floor near the entrance at Building 18, MLibrary@NCRC’s summer hours for walk in access will be 9:00am to 2:00pm.
For more information, please contact mlibrary-ncrc@umich.edu.

NCRC Welcomes Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation

This month the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) welcomed the first denizens of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), an interdisciplinary effort that brings together a slew of the University of Michigan’s diverse populations with vested interests in healthcare, including:

  • Medical School

    IHPI at NCRC

  • Public Health
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • LSA
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Institute for Social Research

IHPI’s mission statement is to:

Enhance the health and well-being of local, national and global populations through innovative, interdisciplinary health services research that effectively informs public and private efforts to optimize the quality, safety, equity and affordability of health care services.

Read the full story from U of M Health here.

Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI)

Reposted from UMHS Headlines:

In an effort to improve the health of people around the world, researchers from all over U-M, along with private partners, will be part of the new Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. The Institute is expected to become the largest university-based Health Services Research organization of its kind, and will open this year at the North Campus Research Complex.

The IHPI’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people locally, nationally and globally through innovative, interdisciplinary health services research. Partnership among health services researchers is key, so more than 500 of the Institute’s researchers and staff will be located on the NCRC campus. Researchers will likely begin moving in late spring or early summer 2012.

View the full article.

MLibrary at NCRC: Monthly Tips and Tools Workshops

Want to learn some efficient information seeking tips but don’t have much time? MLibrary is hosting ½ hour lunchtime workshops each month at the North Campus Research Complex to introduce you to a new information tool and provide some search strategies.

Next workshop: Patent Searching

Date:  Friday, January 27, 12:00 PM-12:30
Location: NCRC Building 520, Room 1122.
Presenter: Leena Lalwani, Librarian: Architecture, and Engineering Library
Attend this brief workshop to learn which databases to use when patent searching. You’ll learn advantages and disadvantages of various patent databases and some search tips. Bring your lunch and your questions!