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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...

NTI Launches National Trauma Research Repository

This month, the National Trauma Institute went live with the National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR-NTI.org), a web-based clinical research data repository built to serve the emerging data sharing needs of the entire trauma research community. The National Trauma...

Rate of Death from Falls Increasing for the Aged

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. emergency departments treat approximately 3 million U.S. residents aged 65 and older for fall-related injuries. In the ten years between 2007 and 2016, “the rate of deaths from falls increased…by an...
New Love for Life Follows McGinnes’ Attempt at Death

New Love for Life Follows McGinnes’ Attempt at Death

In 2010, Christen McGinnes lost her relentless optimism. A punishing wave of setbacks had beaten her down to the point where ending her own life seemed to be the only avenue for relief. A fall down a staircase left her with a traumatic brain injury that altered her...
May is National Trauma Awareness Month

May is National Trauma Awareness Month

April 30, 2018–This May marks 30 years of National Trauma Awareness Month. Initiated in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan, the annual month-long educational effort recognizes trauma as a major public health problem. Organizations dedicated to trauma injury...