Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Resuscitation Science

About Us

The overall mission of the Center for Resuscitation Science is to improve the survival and functional outcome of victims of sudden cardiac arrest and shock. Our approach includes both discovery of new therapies and optimizing the implementation of proven therapies.

To achieve our mission, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians with backgrounds in biochemistry, cellular physiology, neuroscience, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, anesthesia, surgery, trauma, critical care, nursing, veterinary medicine, epidemiology, and health policy. In addition, we have engaged both patient organizations and industry as partners in the discovery and implementation process. The scope of our research includes basic science, translational models, clinical trials, epidemiology, and health policy.

The Center for Resuscitation Science has also established strong national and international collaborations that aim to enhance worldwide resuscitation research. Finally, the training programs in both research and clinical practice at Center for Resuscitation Science focus on developing leaders in the field and the next generation resuscitation scientists.