January 29, 2013

Pediatric EM Fellow Receives Ultrasound Research Grant


Dr. Jennifer Jachowski, a pediatric emergency medicine fellow, has received a grant from the UM Cardiovascular Center to examine new ways of measuring blood flow in critically ill children and adults.  The project will study the accuracy of UM-designed experimental hardware and software by comparing measures of blood flow in healthy patients measured by ultrasound and by MRI.   This is the first in what will be a series of projects in adults in children with the long term aim of establishing a bedside ultrasound tool to monitor the effectiveness of treatment strategies in critically ill and injured patients.  The work is a collaboration between Dr. Jachowski and Drs. Oliver Kripfgans and Dharshan Vummidi in Radiology.