About the Center for Resuscitation Science

The Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania was established in 2006 with a founding mission of saving lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Under the leadership of Benjamin S. Abella, MD MPhil, William G. Baxt Professor of Emergency Medicine, the Center for Resuscitation Science continues this work, with a focus on cutting-edge research, community outreach, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Our team of researchers, clinicians, and collaborators span various fields, including Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, Nursing, Neuroscience, Mechanical Engineering, Epidemiology, and Health Policy. To accomplish our goals, we also partner with patient organizations and industry leaders, uniting in the pursuit of discovery and implementation. Our research covers a wide spectrum, ranging from basic science and translational models to clinical trials, epidemiology, and health policy.

We are proud to receive support from a diverse range of partners, including the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, the Medtronic Foundation, the Zoll Foundation, the Philadelphia Eagles, Independence Blue Cross, and other philanthropic partners. Together, we believe that every link in the American Heart Association's Chain of Survival is vital, and our work spans from the laboratory to the bedside and beyond. Join us in our mission to improve cardiac arrest survival and make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

CRS Research Timeline

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