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  • The Weil Family Foundations Honors Dr. Shijie Sun

The Weil Family Foundation has donated a memorial plaque in honor of the Weil Institute's Research Director, Dr. Shijie Sun. The plaque was placed in the Small Animal Lab where Dr. Sun spent most of her time conducting ground-breaking research.

For over 20 years, Dr. Sun contributed to clinical research projects designed to improve life-saving techniques in the critical care and emergency setting. She was published in the top leading medical journals throughout the United States and Europe. 

  • A US Patent has Recently been Awarded to the WICCM

As of January 2104, the Institute was issued US Patent No. 8,626,528 for the intelligent alarms invented by Joe Bisera and Wanchun Tang.  



  • Dr. Wanchun Tang Recipient of the 2014 Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture Award

This January, Dr. Wanchun Tang was selected by the Society of Critical Care Medicine as the 2014 Asmund S. Laerdal Award recipient.  

Dr. Tang attended the 2014 SCCM Annual Critical Care Congress in San Francisco where the award was presented to him during the ACCM Convocatio/SCCM Awards Presentation. 

The award is presented to those with extensive involvement in the area of critical care medicine. 




  • Jiefeng Xu Recipient of the "Young Investigator Award" by the American Heart Association

This month, Dr. Jiefeng Xu was selected to receive the Young Investigators Award for his work on the abstract titled, " Fluid Resuscitation Guided by Sublingual PCO2 During Hemorrhagic Shock in Swine".  The American Heart Association presented the award to Dr. Xu during the Resuscitation Science Symposium that took place in Los Angeles, Ca on November 3-4, 2012.

The awards recognize the top scoring abstracts submitted by early career investigators in cardiac and trauma resuscitation science.  Dr. Xu along with several other Weil Institute Fellows presented their abstracts to attendees of the Symposium. 

  • A US Patent has Recently been Awarded to the WICCM 

Microcirculation Imaging US 8,214,023B2  


  • Dr. Wanchun Tang Recognized as the 2013 Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture Award Recipient

This summer, Dr. Wanchun Tang was selected by the Society of Critical Care Medicine as the 2013 Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Award recipient.  The prestigious award is presented annually as a recognition for extensive involvement in critical care research and publishing.  The name of the award is in honor of Asmund S. Laerdal who created model dummies to be used in CPR training procedures.

The 2013 SCCM Annual Critical Care Congress is taking place in Puerto Rico where Dr. Tang will present the Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture.  The award will be presented to him during the American College of Critical Care Medicine Convocation/Society of Critical Care Medicine Awards Presentation.


  • Dr. Wanchun Tang Selected as Master Critical Care Medicine


In February of 2012, Dr. Tang received the honorary title of Master Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). 

For the past fifteen years, Dr. Tang was a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM).  The consideration for this award came with Dr. Tang's distinct professional and personal character, his leadership qualities and outstanding years of contributions to research and education in critical care. 

With the MCCM title, Dr. Tang will continue to set the bar higher in the field of critical care; allowing him to be a role model for up-and-coming critical care practitioners and researchers. He will also continue to further the challenges in critical care for the years to come.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine held their award presentations along with the SCCM 41st Critical Care Congress February 6, 2012 in Houston, Texas. 

  • 50th Annual Weil/Eisenhower Symposium

The traditional 50th Annual Weil/Eisenhower Medical Center Symposium on Critical Care and Emergency Medicine was held from April 10-13, 2012 at the Wynn Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Symposium lectures were lead by healthcare professionals who care for critically ill and injured patients.  It also reviewed state-of –the-art information about diagnosis and management of patients. 

The eclectic variety of presentations is applicable to the practices of critical care specialists, emergency physicians, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, pulmonary physicians, infectious disease specialists, traumatologists, and general surgeons.  Many of our registrants have continuously supported the Symposium and return annually to further their practices. 

Nationwide medical vendors got the opportunity to display and teach health care providers about their products and how it can be used in medical settings. 

  • Fellows Reunion    

The Fellows Reunion and dinner was held April 10, 2012 at the 50th Annual Weil/Eisenhower Symposium at the Wynn Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Fellows Reunion Meeting took place the opening day of the Symposium and was followed by the Fellows Dinner the same evening at the Lakeside Restaurant at the Wynn.

Over 40 former Fellows of the Weil Institute of critical Care Medicine came out from various places throughout the world and gathered together while enjoying dinner to catch-up, share jokes and tell stories about their most memorable times as Fellows at the Institute. 

  • Fellows Present Abstracts at Critical Care Congress


This February, 2012 the Fellows of the Weil Institute presented their research findings at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 41st Critical Care Congress.

The conference took place in Houston, Texas where the fellows presented recent abstracts such as, “Comparisons of Three Mechanical Chest Compressors in a Porcine Model of CPR”, “ Miniaturized Chest Compressor Improves Hemodynamic Efficacy During CPR in a Porcine Cardiac Arrest Model” and five other research topics.


Among the Fellows were Jiefeng Xu, Linhao Ma, Xiaobo Wu along with Dr. Tang and Dr. Suns mentoring.


  • The Weil Institutes Most Recent Publications

Cho JH, Ristango G, Li Y, Sun SJ, Weil MH, Tang W.  Early Selective trans-nasal cooling during CPR improves success of resuscitation in a porcine model of prolonged pulseless electrical activity cardiac arrest.  Resuscitation 2011;82:1071-5

Sun SJ, Weng Y, Wu X, Tang K, Ye S, Chen W, Weil MH, Tang W.  Optimizing the duration of CPR prior to defibrillation improves the outcome of CPR in a rat model of prolonged cardiac arrest.  Resuscitation 2011;82:S3-S7

Song F, Sun SJ, Ristango G, Yu T, Shan Y, Chung SP, Weil MH, Tang W.  Delayed high-quality CPR does not improve outcomes.  Resuscitation 2011;85:S52-S55

Ye S, Weng YL, Sun SJ, Chen W, Wu XB, Li ZL, Weil MH, Tang W.  Comparison of the durations of mild therapeutic hypothermia on outcome after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the rat. Circulation 2012; 125:123-129

Li Y, Bisera J, Weil MH, Tang W.  An algorithm used for ventricular fibrillation detection without interrupting chest compression. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2012;59:78-86

Li Y, Ristango G, Guan J, Barbut D, Bisera J, Weil M, Tang W.  Preserved heart rate variability during therapeutic hypothermia correlated to 96 hours neurological outcomes and survival in a pig model of cardiac arrect.  Crit Care Med 2012;40:580-586

Fang X, huang ZT, Zhu J, Jiang LY, Li H, Fu Y, Sun SJ, Tang W.  Ultrastructural evidence of mitochondrial abnormalities in postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction.  Resuscitation 2012;83:386-389

  • The Miniaturized Chest Compressor 

The Miniaturized Chest Compressor (MCC) developed by the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine was approved by the FDA on November 16, 2010. This innovative device is to be used for providing effective chest compression during CPR. The current device occupies only 121 cubic inches, which is less than 3% of the size of the “Thumper”, a currently available chest compressor. The height of the device is only 3 inches above the chest level of the patient, with a total weight of 4.5 pounds.  

Weil Institute has authorized Resuscitation International LLC Company and other partners to distribute the device in the global market place.



  • Two US patents have been recently awarded to the WICCM:

  1. Enhanced Rhythm Identification in Compression Corrupted  ECG -

      US 7,567,837 B2

   2. Enhanced CPR Protector System - US 7,570,993 B2









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