The Internal Medicine Research Council (IMRC) is a group that was created as a result of a departmental strategic planning session. The IMRC consists of individual representation from each of the divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine. The Vice-Chair for Research is the designated chair of the IMRC.
The IMRC administers the following Departmental activities:
- Oversight of the Internal Medicine Annual Research Awards nomination and selection process: Career Excellence in Research, Clinical Research Award, Basic Science Research Award, Fellowship Research Award, Postdoctoral Research Award, Resident Research Award, Medical Student Research Award, Daughton Research Award, and Laureate Award for a Visiting Scientist.
- Investigate mechanisms to increase grant funding aimed at clinical research and basic science research within the department.
- Integrate the PhD faculty, residents, and fellows to address issues that are research oriented.
- Serve as a group to review grants/manuscripts on an ad-hoc basis.
- Set up a mechanism to find grants, awards, and foundations to apply for grants.
Current IMRC Members:
- Ted Mikuls, MD, IMRC Chair, Vice Chair for Research
- Kristina Bailey, MD, Associate Vice Chair for Research, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy
- Matthew Lunning, MD, Associate Vice Chair for Research, Oncology/Hematology
- Joel Van De Graf, MD, Allergy & Immunology
- Andrew Goldsweig, MD, Cardiovascular
- Vijay Shivaswamy, MBBS, Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism
- Dahn Clemens, PhD, Cardiovascular Services
- Paul Thomes, PhD, Gastroenterology/Hepatology
- Chad Vokoun, MD, General Internal Medicine, Hospitalists
- Jason Shiffermiller, MD, Hospital Medicine
- Thuy Koll, MD, Geriatrics
- Nicolas Cortes-Penfield, MD, Infectious Diseases
- Benita McVicker, PhD, Nephrology
- Dustin Krutsinger, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
- Frederick Hamel, PhD, Diabetes, Endocrine, and Metabolism
- Bryant England, MD, Rheumatology & Immunology
- Stephen Sexauer, MD, Resident Representative
- Brent Luedders, MD, Resident Representative
- Stephen Ebers, MD, Resident Representative
- Brian Benes, DO, Resident Representative
- Angie Peppers, Vice Chair for Finance & Administration
- Renee Hill, Vice Chair of Research Administration and Development