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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....

Reviewers Train for MIMIC Pre-Hospital Death Study

In September at the 2018 AAST meeting in San Diego, the MIMIC project team trained more than 30 trauma surgeons on how to use the Profiler tool to review and determine survivability of prehospital trauma deaths. With the first training completed, the...

National Trauma Research Action Plan set in Motion with DoD Funding

October 11, 2018–NTI and the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) begin work on the National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP), with the September award of a $2.7 million contract from the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)....

Jenkins and Price Talk NTRR on the EAST Traumacast

August 6, 2018–The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma published its latest Traumacast (#105), on the topic of the National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR). In the podcast, Donald Jenkins, MD, and Michelle Price, PhD, of the National Trauma...