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Friday, January 18, 2019

UH Ventures program spotlights tech startups in the fight against the opioid crisis

CLEVELAND – Nine out of the 12 startup projects that last fall won funding from Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge came together on Jan. 18 at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center to share their ideas, provide feedback to each other, and look for opportunities for collaboration.
The companies were hosted by UH Ventures, UH’s innovations and ventures arm, in a program called “Startups vs. the Opioid Crisis.” It was the first program in UH Ventures’ new Health Voyagers series.
Each company made a 12-minute presentation about its technology projects that have the potential to help curb increasing rates of opioid-related addiction, overdoses, and deaths.
“Today’s event advances our efforts to build and scale the technologies needed to mitigate the tides of the opioid epidemic,” explained Eric Beck, DO, MPH, an emergency physician and President of UH Ventures. “We need platforms like this to connect with each other, learn from each other, and find creative ways to work together, especially in the face of one of the most devastating health crises of our time.”

Gift from Hambrick Family Establishes First Cardiac Recovery Center in Region
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Gift from Hambrick Family Establishes First Cardiac Recovery Center in Region

CLEVELAND – Every year, approximately one million Americans suffer from a heart attack which can lead to cardiogenic shock. Without immediate treatment, patients in cardiogenic shock have a 70-90 percent mortality rate.
In honor of a generous $5 million gift from Angela and James Hambrick, and in recognition of the importance of improving the heart care in Northeast Ohio and beyond, University Hospitals is establishing a new Center of Excellence – the Hambrick Center for Cardiac Recovery at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.
“The Hambricks’ gift will help positively change the lives of patients around the region and will set the bar for national standards in cardiac recovery care,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, UH Chief Executive Officer. “UH already has one of the lowest mortality rates for cardiogenic shock patients among the U.S. News & World Report top-ranked heart centers. This generous donation will allow us to further our commitment to improving survival rates in Northeast Ohio and across the country.”
The Hambrick Center will serve as a national model for employing coordinated care to improve medical outcomes for patients suffering from cardiogenic shock.
With a critical one-hour treatment window after cardiogenic shock occurs, timing is crucial. A coordinated team of physicians, nurses and other cardiovascular experts at seven UH locations are currently prepared to treat cardiogenic shock patients.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Mukesh K. Jain, MD, Appointed Chief Academic Officer at University Hospitals

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals recently announced Mukesh K. Jain, MD, has been appointed the new Chief Academic Officer for University Hospitals (UH). In this role, Dr. Jain will report to Daniel I. Simon, MD, President of UH Medical Centers.
As Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Dr. Jain will lead the academic efforts of UH and provide oversight for the full spectrum of research that includes basic and translational as well as clinical and population research. In addition, he will oversee educational efforts including graduate medical education, continuing medical education, undergraduate medical education and community education.
“Over the past two years, Dr. Jain has played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of University Hospitals’ academic strategic plan,” said Dr. Simon, President - UH Medical Centers. “I am very pleased to have such a distinguished international leader in science and medicine take over as CAO and direct our efforts to advance our national leadership in research and translational medicine moving forward.” 

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