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President's Address: Research in a Pandemic: Why, What, How?

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET


Join ASPEN’s 44th president, Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, as he kicks off ASPEN21 with his address, "Research in a Pandemic: Why, What, How?"

Dr. Rice is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He directs the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and the Medical ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) Program and leads VUMC’s MICU strategy for the care of COVID-19 patients. 

Recently, Dr. Rice was appointed vice president for Clinical Trial Innovation and Operations in the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR).  In this role, Dr. Rice will oversee the Vanderbilt Coordinating Center (VCC), which provides comprehensive, central support for a diverse platform of clinical and translational research projects, including multi-site clinical trials.

As a physician-scientist, Rice cares for critically ill patients and conducts clinical research in the ICU, specifically in patients with sepsis, ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and acute respiratory failure. He is a founding member of the Pragmatic Critical Care Trials Research Group and since 2011 has conducted large, pragmatic comparative effectiveness trials in critically ill patients. Currently he is co-director of the Learning Healthcare System Platform within VUMC’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Rice also serves as the critical care principal investigator for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung injury (PETAL) clinical center at VUMC, which is funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
 
Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Notre Dame and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship training at Vanderbilt University where he obtained a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation.
 
You will not want to miss the start of the ASPEN21 conference with Dr. Rice’s President’s Address:  Research in a Pandemic:  Why, What, How?

FACULTY
Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-018-L04-P

Todd Rice
Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc
ASPEN President


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