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Collaborative for Research on Acute Neurological Injuries (CRANI)


CRANI's vision is to establish the University of Cincinnati and affiliates as world class leaders in translational research on acute neurologic injury (ANI*), recognized for a unique approach to collaboration across a spectrum of related diseases and across clinical and basic sciences.

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Special Honors for CRANI at Research Awards Ceremony 2019

CRANI was honored with two awards at the recent COM Office of Research annual Research Recognition Awards Ceremony 2019.

Congratulations goes to Dr. Brandon Foreman, MD, FACNS FNCS, CRANI co-creator and co-executive director, who was recognized as the Research Rising Star. This award celebrates an Instructor or Assistant Professor who demonstrates outstanding research accomplishments and impact at the early career stage.

Additionally, the CRANI community was selected to receive the COM 2019 Team Science Award, nominated by Dr. Brett Kissela. This award recognizes a team of faculty members who have successfully created and sustained a multidisciplinary research team that significantly contributes to the mission of the COM. Recognition comes with a $3000 honorarium. Congratulations goes out to CRANI co-creators/directors, Drs. Brandon Foreman, Jed Hartings, and Laura Ngwenya.

Applause to all who continue to contribute to CRANI's success, and best wishes going forward!

First UC Neurotrauma Symposium - success! 

Congratulations and thank you to supporters of the first UC Neurotrauma Symposium at the new UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute building. With over 60 participants, the event was considered a great success by speakers, sponsors, abstract winners, and attendees regarding the quality/importance and overall impact of the talks as related to the advancement of TBI treatments.

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CRANI honored to receive COM's Team Science Award 

Congratulations CRANI! The Collaborative for Research on Acute Neurological Injuries community was selected to receive this year’s Team Science Award from the UC College of Medicine - commended for "your ability to successfully create and sustain this multi-disciplinary group."

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CRANI Kick-Off Event

CRANI held its 2019 science seminar series kickoff event earlier this year with an engaging presentation by Reed Skaggs, PhD, Lewis-Burke Associates, "DOD 101 - How to Successfully Compete for DOD Funding." This timely national defense funding overview from a Washington DC 'insider' included identification of multiple funding opportunities and engagement strategies. 

See DOD 101 slides Jan 10, 2019 for more  

UC CLOVERS team examines new ways of increasing blood pressure in sepsis patients 

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are involved in a national study comparing two methods of increasing blood pressure in sepsis patients. Over 1.5 million people in the United States and 19 million worldwide get sepsis every year, according to Kristin Hudock, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UC College of Medicine, and the UC site principal investigator on the study.

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UC's 'Top Notch' Neurotrauma Care Team highlighted in LEAD Cincinnati article

 "It Takes a Team: Thankful to Be Alive" features Laura Ngwenya, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the UC College of Medicine, and UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute's neurotrauma care team as key to grateful Kourtney Hurst's survivor success story.

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