Resuscitation Interest Group (RIG)
UAB is one of America’s premier research universities, ranking among the top 20 in funding from the National Institutes of Health and earning more than $470 million per year in contract and grant support. With a world-renowned academic health center and 80 interdisciplinary research centers, UAB’s pioneering breakthroughs offer new solutions and new hope for families and communities worldwide.
As one of the Regional Coordinating Centers for Resuscitation (RCC) in North America, UAB received $3.5 million dollars from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) over 5 years to establish an infrastructure capable of conducting multiple collaborative trials aimed at the rapid translation of promising scientific and clinical advances directed at improving resuscitation outcomes. As a direct result of this grant, the ARC organized a small group of multidisciplinary participants from around the UAB campus that include investigators from Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Trauma, and the Joint Health Sciences who have demonstrated an interest in Resuscitation Science. This group is called the Resuscitation Interest Group (RIG). This is a group of individuals who meet monthly, usually informally, to discuss topics of interest for basic research (cell and molecular biology and mechanism of cardiac arrhythmia), translational research (in serious injury and in cardiac arrest), in the hopes of translating and bridging the knowledge derived from the two into promising clinical applications and/or clinical research trials.