Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

What is PARC?

An initiative for interdepartmental clinical research at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, bringing together Penn investigators from wide range of disciplines that will now interact in more meaningful and innovative collaborations. (presentation)

Scope of Acute Care Research (ACR)

Injury Research buttonDefined operationally as research into time-sensitive conditions with the need for rapid screening and enrollment at all times, “Any enrollment, any time”.  ACR collaborative structures are rare in U.S. academic medical centers; PARC would contribute to goal of “best in class”’.

PARC Initiative: Specific Aims

AIM 1 Establish a broad, multidisciplinary faculty group to foster acute care research collaboration and new project proposals.
AIM 2 Implement a 24/7 research staff program to support acute care research projects and serve as an attractive infrastructure to support funding proposals to federal and other sources.
AIM 3 Develop a collaborative translational laboratory space. (Andrew Mutch Building - 3rd floor)
AIM 4 Develop collaborative translational projects in the mechanistic underpinnings of acute care conditions and subsequent pathophysiology.