Several researchers are collaborating on the center, aiming to improve diagnostics, treatment, and prevention. Teams are already submitting grant proposals and seeking private donors. The first phase of the center’s work is to bring together researchers and spark new ideas. After a successful pilot phase, M-CIRCC hopes to expand its efforts.
The Weil Institute for Integrative Research in Critical Care at the University of Michigan is committed to pushing the frontiers of research in critical care and developing innovative therapies for critically ill patients. Its formula for success combines innovation, integration, and entrepreneurship, and it brings together multidisciplinary teams to develop new breakthrough therapies.
The center was established by Dr. Andrew Weil, who is an internationally recognized leader in integrative medicine. He has transformed the center from a small program to a national Center of Excellence. He is a graduate of Barnard College and the University of California, San Francisco. He then completed a residency and fellowship in family medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia and an integrative medicine fellowship at the UA.
Weil studied organic compounds and synthetic pharmaceuticals to help treat medical conditions. He also combined alternative medicine with conventional medicine by emphasizing nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. He also supports the use of conventional medicine in health crises. And he continues to educate the public with his teachings.
Weil Institute at U-M
The Weil Institute at the University of Michigan is dedicated to developing innovative therapies for critically ill patients. The Institute emphasizes innovation, integration and entrepreneurship as key elements of its mission. It is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of health care providers, basic scientists, engineers, commercialization coaches, donors and industry partners. The Weil Institute has already developed groundbreaking treatments for many critical care conditions.
The Weil Institute at the University of Michigan is home to world-renowned scientists and industry partners. Its mission is to accelerate science from the bench to the bedside by fostering collaboration among scientists, industry partners and funders. The Institute’s scientists focus on the translation of advanced data science into critical care. Researchers are responsible for accessing, analyzing, and interpreting data from multiple locations and customers.
The Weil Family Foundation recently donated $10 million to the University of Michigan’s critical care institute. The gift will help the Weil Institute expand its research. The Institute will now be formally named the Max Harry Weil Institute for Integrative Research in Critical Care.
Dr. Weil helped develop the first crash cart and an early version of the bedside shock cart. He also pioneered critical care and is considered the specialty’s first entrepreneur. He holds over 20 patents and was the first president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The Weil Institute’s name will help it forge international and national collaborations, and attract like-minded donors.