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Standing  Committees

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

Rosemary Kozar, MD, PhD, FACS [Chair] CNTR
Sam Arbabi, MD, FACS ACS-COT
Mitchell Cohen, MD, FACS WTA
Todd Costantini, MD, FACS AAST
Marie Crandall, MD, FACS AAST
Rochelle Dicker MD, FACS WTA
Elliott Haut, MD, PhD, FACS EAST
James Holmes, IV, MD, FACS ABA
Bellal Joseph, MD, FACS WTA
Ajai Malhotra, MD, FACS AAST
Avery Nathens, MD, FACS ACS-COT
Raminder Nirula, MD, MPH, FACS AAST
Tina Palmieri, MD, FACS ABA
Michelle Price, PhD CNTR
Carl Schulman, MD, FACS ABA
Jason Smith, MD, MBA, FACS EAST
Ben Zarzaur, MD, MPH, FACS EAST

The SAC is responsible for:

  • Implementation of NTRAP
  • Seeking opportunities for funding, developing and prioritizing research proposals
  • Issuing and communication of Requests for Proposals to a national audience
  • Review of proposals and recommendation of contracts to be awarded
  • Developing mentorship opportunities for junior clinical investigators

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee (EDIC)

Vanessa Ho, MD EAST
Benjamin Levi, MD ABA
Alicia Mangram. MD WTA
Ali Salim, MD ACS-COT
Michaela West, MD AAST
Michelle Buehner, MD MHSSPACS
Samir Fakhry, MD ATS
Jacob Higgins, PhD, RN STN
Sarah Pierrie, MD OTA
Shakeva Swain, DNP, RN, CPN, TCRN STN

The EDIC is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that issues related to E/D/I are addressed within both CNTR and the trauma research community
  • Advising the CNTR Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure that all aspects of E/D/I are considered in the development of research proposals and grant applications
  • Developing a mentorship program for underrepresented minority investigators interested in clinical trauma research

Advocacy Committee
—this committee is responsible for:

  • Developing a long-term strategy for federal and private funding
  • Working in conjunction with advocacy efforts of member organizations

It has been proven in many other major disease categories that research works— it establishes the evidence that improves outcomes and saves lives. Accelerated progress in trauma care requires significant and sustained funding of trauma research.

Ronald M. Stewart, MD FACS

Medical Director, ACS Committee on Trauma