The Adult Clinical Research Group is focused on prospective clinical studies and outcomes research projects that transcend typical procedural (ie, cardiac, obstetric, neuro) and patient population (i.e. ambulatory, pediatric) subgroups.
The group has a successful publication track record in the areas of: airway management, obstructive sleep apnea, acute kidney injury, perioperative myocardial infarction, obesity, transfusion medicine, transcutaneous monitoring, healthcare economics, and medical informatics. In addition, it houses projects for surgical subspecialities that do not have correlating anesthesia fellowships: Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Urology, Vascular, Transplant, Otolaryngology, Gynecology, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Off-site procedural areas.
The focus of the Adult Clinical Research Group is to coordinate the efforts of the faculty, residents, and research support staff in the production of high-quality prospective clinical studies and outcomes research at the University of Michigan. As with other research sections, proposed projects go through the Anesthesia Clinical Research Committee (ACRC) process for review, refinement, and approval. The Adult Clinical Research Group works closely with the Department of Anesthesiology Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research (CPOR), which focuses on outcomes studies using large observational datasets.
The University of Michigan is the coordinating center for a national perioperative data sharing organization, the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG). Dr. Sachin Kheterpal is the Principal Investigator for MPOG and the Director of CPOR.