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Federal Support

Drs. Eric Ley and Christine Cocanour meet with Rep. Doris Matsui (center), of California’s Congressional delegation.

We ARE gaining momentum. Since 2006, when Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (TX) requested funding for the National Trauma Institute that ultimately supported 16 studies across the country, NTI–and then CNTR–has garnered increasing support for its funding requests from members of Congress.

Without a national home for civilian trauma-related research, such as an NIH for Trauma, CNTR’s requests are usually for additional funding within the Department of Defense Health Programs budget for trauma-related research that has military significance. CNTR then competes for those dollars by submitting research proposals for high-priority projects.

CNTR's Federal Funding Successes

YEARAMOUNTPURPOSE
2003-2010$11.7 millionFederal funding distributed competitively to 16 studies
2008-2010$5.2 millionDoD study contracts
2008-2012$7.6 millionTX Emerging Technology Fund and matching federal funds for device development
2012$10 millionFunds added to DoD budget for trauma research
2013$300,000DoD contract
2014$5 millionFunds added to DoD budget for trauma research
2015$1 millionJWMRP funding awarded to two CNTR studies
2016$4.2 millionDoD contract managed by CNTR for CLOTT study
2016$10 millionFunds added to DoD budget for a Trauma Clinical Trials Network
2017$4 millionDoD contract managed by CNTR for MIMIC study
2017$10 millionFunds added to DoD budget for a Trauma Clinical Trials Network
2018$10 millionFunds added to DoD budget for a Trauma Clinical Trials Network
2019$10 millionDoD contracts awarded for MIMIC, NTRAP, and other studies
2020$4.5 millionDoD and PCORI contracts for study of vascular repair, plasma resuscitation, and VTE prophylaxis education
2021$406,000PCORI funding for the Injury Research Engagement Project (I-REP); NHLBI grant for VTE Consensus Conference, and a BARDA sub-contract for AI-based hand-held ultrasound project
2022 (to date)$12.2 millionFederal Community Project Funding for the NTRR, DoD Military Burn Research Project, and Funds added to DoD budget for a Trauma Clinical Trials Network
TOTAL TO DATE$136.1 MILLION

The restructuring of NTI into CNTR will allow it to continue its success in advocating for and obtaining funding for injury-related research.

David A. Spain, MD FACS

Past President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma