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National Trauma Institute: A National Coordinating Center for Trauma Research Funding

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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National Trauma Institute

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The purpose of this grant was to support a national coordinating center for trauma research funding. The application review infrastructureprocess was streamlined and efficient leading to the selection of research projects based on a solid scientific, peer review of submitted research proposals and subsequent conduct of important clinical trauma research that impact patient outcomes. Over the last five years, six trauma research studies have been completed across 23 academic trauma centers enrolling 955 trauma patients or healthy volunteers. Findings from these studies advanced scientific knowledge and trauma care in the areas of resuscitation fluid management, TEG-based venous thromboembolism prevention, management of MRSA infection, anemia, and splenic injury, the role early sex hormones, and functional coagulation of banked whole blood in trauma patients. Additionally, the National Trauma Institute provided multiple forums to facilitate military-civilian transfer of medical advances including providing the infrastructure for the Coalition for National Trauma Research CNTR and established governance and initial development of a National Trauma Research Repository

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]