Center for Emergency Resuscitation Research

The Center for Emergency Resuscitation Research or Emergency Resuscitation Center (ERC) at the University of Chicago, founded in 1999 with support from the Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, and a gift from Jay Pritzker, aims to bring together world class scientists and physicians from around the world to advance the understanding of cardiac arrest. Researchers at the ERC are currently working on understanding how therapeutic hypothermia, which the center previously demonstrated was the best currently available intervention for victims of cardiac arrest, works in the hopes of pioneering alternative treatments that mimic the effects of cooling but are easier to initiate.

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