How will the RESCU Center collaborate with existing centers?
Our goal is to add value to the current resuscitation research ecosystem at UW by collaborating with and complementing existing UW research institutes and centers of excellence.
The Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) seeks to improve the outcomes of patients with neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergencies by identifying effective treatments administered in the earliest stages of critical care.
The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) is dedicated to reducing the impact of injury and violence on people’s lives through research, education, training, and public awareness using epidemiological, acute care, and rehabilitation research.
Finally, the Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) provides broad-based support to the UW community to enhance translational and scientific capabilities for the benefit of patients and communities throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI).
The existing centers have strong expertise and capabilities in prevention, implementation science, and clinical trials. However, there remains a significant gap in preclinical science and technology research needed to translate new engineering concepts and technologies from the bench to the bedside.
To meet this need, RESCU focuses on providing a laboratory-based multidisciplinary home to foster advanced resuscitation science and technology development. Adding RESCU as a key partner to the current resuscitation research ecosystem complements current centers and elevates all resuscitation-focused efforts at the University of Washington and for the entire WWAMI region.