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Congress Agrees to Fund Gun Violence Research

December 16, 2019–The Hill newspaper announced today that federal agencies will receive $25 million from Congress to study gun violence in a government spending deal reached by House and Senate negotiators. According to the newspaper, “The deal includes...

Study of Prehospital Death Presented at MHSRS

NTI project manager Lizette Villarreal and principal investigator Dr. Brian Eastridge presented a poster detailing the Multi-Institutional Multi-Disciplinary Injury Mortality Investigation in the Civilian Prehospital Environment (MIMIC) at the annual Military Health...

ACS COT and CNTR Explore New Methodologies to Advance Trauma Research

This month, a Research Methodology conference hosted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) and the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) took a step closer toward matching research efforts with the societal burden of traumatic...

Don Trunkey, Giant in Trauma, Remembered

The June issue of Injury remembers Don Trunkey, MD, FACS, (1937-2019) a giant in the field of trauma care. Dr. Trunkey’s seminal work showing the effect of access to a trauma center on mortality served as the basis for the trauma care system as it exists today....

Work on a National Trauma Research Plan Kicks Off This Week

January 10, 2019–Yesterday, the steering committee of the National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP) project met in Washington, D.C. for its launch. As its first aim, the NTRAP project is assembling 11 panels of experts, who span the continuum of trauma care...

Dr. Basil A. Pruitt, Jr. Featured in San Antonio Express-News Article

Retired Commander of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) and a founding board member of the National Trauma Institute, Dr. Basil A. Pruitt, Jr. was honored in an October 22nd San Antonio Express-News article celebrating his contributions to medicine....