NEUROCRITlCAL CARE RESEARCH CENTRAL (NCRC)
“To promote and foster research in neurocritical care” continues to be a core mission of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS). To further NCS's strategic mission towards research development, the Neurocritical Care Research Central (NCRC) was established. The purpose of NCRC is to provide structure and oversight for all research operations within the society.
To enhance innovative research aimed to improve outcomes of neurocritically ill patients.
The mission of NCRC is to support and coordinate research initiatives within NCS, foster collaborative research among various facets of the society and represent NCS when interacting with outside research networks and professional societies.
- Promotion and development of rigorous scientific thinking
- Accountability to our scientific community and our patients
- Open access philosophy
Curing Coma® Campaign
The Curing Coma® Campaign is the first global public health initiative to tackle the unifying concept of coma as a treatable medical entity. For further information, check out the Curing Coma® Campaign website.
The NCRC is led by two co-directors, who are appointed through a process akin to an NCS officer, with nomination through a research operations sub-committee taskforce and co-chairs, with approval by the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Nominees for this position are considered based on their research expertise, mentorship, funding and publication track record, past and ongoing collaborative efforts, ambassadorship to the NCS and representation to other professional societies. Gender equality and inclusion of minorities are also of major consideration. The co-directors will serve a total term of four years, two as co-directors elect and two as co-directors, reporting to the NCS Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. They will also serve as the external diplomats for NCS research and will envision and implement NCS research endeavors.
Research Operations Sub-Committee (ROSC)
ROSC oversees operations of the NCRC and promotes research within the membership of the NCS. Members of ROSC represent the NCS among other scientific and professional societies and promote collaboration across disciplines and workgroups. This committee oversees research requests on behalf of NCS and serves as a liaison within the wider NCS community to align scientific resources and expertise. Specific activities include requests for clinical research sites and resources, survey distribution to the NCS community, funding opportunities, and mechanisms to support research activities among members of the society.
The Grants Sub-committee is primarily responsible for managing NCS internal grants, including the INCLINE and research fellowship grants. The committee oversees all aspects of the application and review process for internal funding opportunities.
Neurocritical Care Research Network (NCRN) Sub-Committee
The purpose of NCRN is to promote and conduct patient-oriented research and clinical trials, and to facilitate worldwide collaboration in this context. This is done through the development and coordination of observational and interventional clinical research studies and clinical trials as well as by hosting conferences that focus on specific aspects of neurocritical care research science and methodology
Annual Meeting Science Sub-Committee
The Annual Meeting Translational Science Sub-committee solicits ideas from the NCS Research Operations Sub-committee and other NCS groups to create the scientific agenda of the society. Members collaborate with the Annual Meeting Committee to develop scientific sessions for the annual meeting, organize the annual meeting abstract submission process, and facilitate professor rounds, mobile apps for abstracts, and review of abstracts prior to the annual meeting.
Molly McNett, PhD, RN
Wendy Ziai, MD
Research Operations Subcommittee
Shraddha Mainali, MD, Co-Chair
Sherif Mahmoud, DO, PhD, BSc, MSc, Co-Chair
Javier Provencio, MD, PhD, Chair
Neurocritical Care Research Network (NCRN) Subcommittee
Daiwai Olson, PhD, RN. Co-Chair
Claude Hemphill, MD, MS, Co-Chair
Annual Meeting Translational Science Session Subcommittee
Victoria McCredie, MBChB, PhD, Co-Chair
Yama Akbari, MD, PhD, Co-Chair