Timothy Girard, MD, MSCI, to be Inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Associate Professor Timothy Girard, MD, MSCI is to be officially inducted as a member of The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) during the Society's annual dinner and new member induction ceremony in Chicago on April 3, 2020. Dr. Girard is one of 80 physician-scientists—and the only one from the University of Pittsburgh—to be elected to this honor for 2020. New members hail from 41 different academic institutions and are admitted to the Society through a process of nomination and election by ASCI members.

Dr. Girard is director of the CRISMA Long-Term Outcomes Core in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. His research program, which is supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, seeks to understand and enhance long-term recovery from critical illness, with a specific focus on cognitive impairment due to critical illness; delirium and sedation in the ICU; and liberation from mechanical ventilation. He is currently leading clinical and translational studies seeking to identify mechanisms underlying delirium and long-term cognitive impairment due to critical illness as well as a project designed to speed the implementation of new evidence into practice in the ICU.

The ASCI supports the scientific efforts, educational needs, and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve human health. The Society is an honor society of physician-scientists, who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, it is home to over 3,000 members in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry.