Robert H. Bartlett Research Fund

The Robert H. Bartlett, M.D. research fund which supports research in extracorporeal support. Robert H. Bartlett, M.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Program Director of the Extracorporeal Life Support Program at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He was the first Chairman of the ELSO Steering Committee and the first to successfully apply ECLS to newborns with respiratory failure. He has spent the last 30 years working with his colleagues to guide the development of this technique and technology. Awards are granted yearly at the ELSO meeting.


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