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Left to right: Barbara Early, Stacy Stull, Mary Kruth, Denise Scholl, Pete Adams, Meghan Buck, Marcy Lindley, Pam Fazio, Vera Iouchmanov


Multidisciplinary Acute Care Research Organization (MACRO)

Committed to facilitating clinical research led by dedicated investigators in an ethical, regulatory compliant, and fiscally sound manner.





Recent News

Clinical Research Intern Fundraiser

On June 6, MACRO's undergraduate clinical research interns hosted a fundraising dinner at Mad Mex in Shadyside. 




New Study - Silver AMI

Apr. 29, 2015  -  Silver-AMI is a wide scale observational, mixed-methods study of the older (≥75) population examining recovery after a heart attack. The study involves different sets of activities to gain a general understanding of daily lifestyle, memory, and mood prior to cardiovascular incidence. This test employs various methods such as grip strength testing, memory assessment and short distance ambulation. The objective of the study is to give more research attention to the significantly underrepresented age demographic in patients with acute myocardial infarctions... Read more



MACRO Research Students Head to Medical School

Apr. 29, 2015  -  Michal Hammond graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with an Emergency Medicine degree. While studying at Pitt, Michal was a MACRO Research Assistant for a year.  She continued to work with MACRO after her graduation as a Research Specialist and will be attending Ross University Medical School in Roseau, Dominica this summer. While she is extremely excited about her move and acceptance, Michal is sad to leave her family at MACRO.

Isha Vasudeva graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh in December of 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry. Isha graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority... Read more


MACRO Presents at 4th Annual Mitchell P. Fink Scholar Day

Apr. 29, 2015 - Peter Adams, Stacy Stull, and Danyelle Fraser presented their poster The MACRO Research Assistant Program: A Winning Solution for Acute Care Research and Undergraduate Students at the 4th Annual Fink Day on March 3rd... Read more


Barbara Early Receives Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University

Feb. 26, 2015 - The Department of Critical Care Medicine is proud to congratulate Barbara Early on being a recipient of the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University. This is the highest award that the University of Pittsburgh grants to staff members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the University at large. 

Early, the clinical research coordinator director for the Multidisciplinary Acute Care Research Organization (MACRO), was nominated by Dr. David Huang and an ad hoc committee of Dr. Clifton Callaway (Emergency Medicine), Dr. Jason Sperry (Surgery and CCM) and several MACRO staff members.... Read more.





Enrollment Update 

Apr. 29, 2015 - MACRO Coordinators/Clinical Research Interns have enrolled patients in 6 of our studies over the last week and a half.  Studies included ATACH II, GRAIL, Progress, Silver AMI, ProACT and PAMPer (see Actively Recruiting Studies for a brief description on each study).

MACRO enrolls 24/7, even on weekends! Clinician referrals always appreciated!