Zora Cvetkovski-Injic, Ph.D.

Academic Affiliations
  • Director, Center for Advanced Obstetrical Care and Research
  • Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and the Detroit Medical Center
  • Ph.D., Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations, Education Evaluation and Research, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • M.S.A., Health Care Administration, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • M.S.N., Nursing Informatics, Aspen University, Denver, Colorado
  • B.S.N., Aspen University, Denver, Colorado
  • R.N., St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • B.Sc., Biology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Lean Gold Certification for Healthcare Leaders
  • BLS and ACLS
    Professional & Research Accomplishments
    • Exploratory factor analysis to determine correlations in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) to develop a risk model for emergency room resident training
    • Use of AutoDetect Syringe™ in labor epidural anesthesia
    • Health disparities in urban women with triple negative breast cancer
    • Utilization of large datasets, e.g., electronic health records and other databases for research investigations
    Professional & Research Interests
    • Maternal-fetal health outcomes from a nursing perspective
    • Health disparities in urban pregnant women and community outreach for detection, prevention, and education of prenatal complications
    • Protocol development and large data database management
    • Effective study recruitment and participant for active and long-term registry research protocols
    • Effects of malignancies in pregnant women
    Awards & Recognition
    • Wayne State University Graduate Professional Scholarship for doctoral studies
    • Cleo I. Stewart Nursing Alumni Educational Fund Scholarship from Henry Ford Health Systems
    • 2018/2019 Davidson Fellow for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health
    Select Publications
    • Koczo A, Marino A, Jeyabalan A, Elkayam U, Cooper LT, Fett J, Briller J, Hsich E, Blauwet L, McTiernan C, Morel PA, Hanley-Yanez K, McNamara DM; IPAC Investigators (…Injic Z…). Breastfeeding, cellular immune activation, and myocardial recovery in peripartum cardiomyopathy. JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2019 Jun 24; 4:291-300. PMID: 31312753
    • Volkmann ER, Tashkin DP, Sim M, Li N, Goldmuntz E, Keyes-Elstein L, Pinckney A, Furst DE, Clements PJ, Khanna D, Steen V, Schraufnagel DE, Arami S, Hsu V, Roth MD, Elashoff RM, Sullivan KM; SLS I and SLS II study groups (…Injic Z…). Short-term progression of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis predicts long-term survival in two independent clinical trial cohorts. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Jan; 78:122-130. PMID: 30409830
    • Namas R, Tashkin DP, Furst DE, Wilhalme H, Tseng CH, Roth MD, Kafaja S, Volkmann E, Clements PJ, Khanna D; Participants in the Scleroderma Lung Study I and members of the Scleroderma Lung Study II Research Group (…Injic Z…). Efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil and oral cyclophosphamide on skin thickness: post hoc analyses from two randomized placebo-controlled trials. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Mar; 70:439-444. PMID: 28544580
    • McTiernan CF, Morel P, Cooper LT, Rajagopalan N, Thohan V, Zucker M, Boehmer J, Bozkurt B, Mather P, Thornton J, Ghali JK, Hanley-Yanez K, Fett J, Halder I, McNamara DM; IPAC Investigators (…Injic Z…). Circulating T-cell subsets, monocytes, and natural killer cells in peripartum cardiomyopathy: results from the Multicenter IPAC Study. Card Fail. 2018 Jan; 24:33-42. PMID: 29079307
    • Girgis M, Philip J, Cvetkovski Injic Z, Peres EM, Menon MP, Farhan SY, Janakiraman N. Outcome of non-germinal center/activated B-cell type diffuse large B-cell lymphoma determined by immunohistochemistry in a single institution over 7 years. Blood. 2017 Dec 7; 130(Supplement 1):5224.
    • Ware JS, Li J, Mazaika E, Yasso CM, DeSouza T, Cappola TP, Tsai EJ, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Kamiya CA, Mazzarotto F, Cook SA, Halder I, Prasad SK, Pisarcik J, Hanley-Yanez K, Alharethi R, Damp J, Hsich E, Elkayam U, Sheppard R, Kealey A, Alexis J, Ramani G, Safirstein J, Boehmer J, Pauly DF, Wittstein IS, Thohan V, Zucker MJ, Liu P, Gorcsan J 3rd, McNamara DM, Seidman CE, Seidman JG, Arany Z; IMAC-2 and IPAC Investigators (…Injic Z…). Shared genetic predisposition in peripartum and dilated cardiomyopathies. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 21; 374:233-41. PMID: 26735901
    • Roth MD, Tseng CH, Clements PJ, Furst DE, Tashkin DP, Goldin JG, Khanna D, Kleerup EC, Li N, Elashoff D, Elashoff RM; Scleroderma Lung Study Research Group (…Injic Z…). Predicting treatment outcomes and responder subsets in scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Sep; 63:2797-808. PMID: 21547897
    • Soskin, V, MD, PhD, Marsh, H M, MB, BS, Injic Z, MSA, Tenenboym T, CRNA, Deppen D, CRNA, Cox J, CRNA, Ferguson K, MD. New Autodetect Syringe™ for labor epidural analgesia. Anesthesiology. 2007 May; 106 Supplemental:A-42.
    • Injic Z, Mayes M. The use of indwelling venous catheters in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Abstract 902. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 1998 Sep;41(9).
    • 2015     Pharmacology, Oncology, Abnormal Behavior in Nursing, St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology
    • 2003 – 2015     Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Studies, Research and Methodology, Siena Heights University, Southfield Campus, Southfield, Michigan
    • 2003 - 2005     Resident Protocol Guide with Periodic Updates, Wayne State University
    • 2002 -2005     Resident Research Guide with Periodic Updates, Wayne State University