Derek Angus, MD, MPH, Received 2019 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award

In recognition of his outstanding record of research and academic activity, Derek Angus, MD, MPH, earned a 2019 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award from the University of Pittsburgh on February 15, 2019. Dr. Angus was one of only three University researchers to be honored in the Senior Scholar category with a Distinguished Research Award, which includes a cash prize and a grant to support his research.

In announcing the award, the selection committee was impressed by the influence Dr. Angus has had worldwide in critical care medicine, particularly in the field of sepsis. The committee stated, “You provided the first set of significant data on the epidemiology of sepsis, triggering immediate changes in care and shaping two decades of research to follow.”

He is renowned to many of his peers as the single most influential person in determining the direction of critical care research in the world today. Dr. Angus’ research has also informed and inspired today’s ICU practices, including physician staff, critical care workforce training and fundamental organization.

His research, clinical and academic interests include: learning healthcare systems; organization and delivery of critical care services; sepsis, severe pneumonia and multisystem system organ failure; and precision medicine and causal inference methods.

As a Distinguished Professor and the Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Angus oversees a faculty of more than 90 as well as researchers, advanced practice providers and staff, who work in three research centers and 16 intensive care units. In addition, Dr. Angus is the Co-director of the ICU Service Center.