The Virginia Commonwealth University Reanimation Engineering Science (VCURES) Institute:
VCURES was created in 2000 as a collaborative research effort between the Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery.
In 2011 it was approved to become an institute by the VCU Board of visitors. VCURES has created/collaborated for VCU and brought in >$25,000,000 dollars of research funding. Today VCURES is undergoing a re-definition as some of the original founders have left VCU and VCURES is being infused with new ideas from their replacements. VCURES continues to emphasize and support collaborative, multi-disciplinary, rapid bench-to bed critical illness and injury research.