A professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva also serves as the medical director of quality initiatives and the director of subspecialty pediatrics with the Academy. An active member in his professional field, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva belongs to several medical organizations, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
Open to professionals who provide care to injured and critically ill patients, the Society of Critical Care Medicine is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care in the field of intensive care. To ensure patients receive the best care possible, the society offers fundamental courses so health care institutions can evaluate and improve the skills of their clinicians, fellows, residents, and students. As an additional resource for intensive care units, the SCCM sponsors the SCCM-Weil Research Trust.
An extension of the preexisting SCCM-Weil Research Grant program, the trust funds research grants awarded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Named for the society’s founder, the SCCM-Weil Research Trust is awarded each year at its Critical Care Congress. Grant applicants must be current SCCM members in good standing and may designate a SCCM mentor if the applicant is within 10 years of his or her training completion date.
Successful applications are judged for their approach, significance, innovation, institutional support, and overall experience. Funding grants may be as much as $50,000, and indirect budget costs may not exceed 10 percent of the grant total.