Neurocritical 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.
NCRC Subcommittee Structure


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.

Core Values

  1. Promotion and development of rigorous scientific thinking
  2. Innovation
  3. Collaboration
  4. Collegiality
  5. Integrity
  6. Accountability to our scientific community and our patients.
  7. Open access philosophy
  8. Transparency


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 a 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.


NCRC Co-Directors

Paul Vespa, MD
Javier Provencio, MD

Research Operations Subcommittee

Susanne Muehlschlegel, MD, MPH, Co-Chair
Chethan Rao, MD, Co-Chair

Grants Subcommittee

Wendy Ziai, MD, 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

Raj Dhar, MD, Chair