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Building the future for national trauma research
  1. Michelle A Price1,2,
  2. Rosemary A Kozar3,
  3. Eileen M Bulger4,
  4. Gregory J Jurkovich5
  5. The Coalition for National Trauma Research Scientific Advisory Committee
    1. 1National Trauma Insitute, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    2. 2Department of Surgery, UT Health - San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
    3. 3R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    4. 4Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    5. 5Department of Surgery, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, USA
    1. Correspondence to Dr Michelle A Price, National Trauma Insitute, San Antonio, TX 78230, USA; Michelle{at}NatTrauma.org

    Abstract

    This paper describes the current funding, infrastructure growth and future state of trauma research. It also introduces a group of review articles generated from The Future of Trauma Research: Innovations in Research Methodology conference hosted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma in July 2019.

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    • Collaborators Members of the Coalition for National Trauma Research Scientific Advisory Committee: Saman Arbabi, MD FACS, Eileen M. Bulger, MD FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Washington); Mitchell J. Cohen, MD FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Colorado); Todd W. Costantini, MD FACS (Department of Surgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine); Marie M. Crandall, MD, MPH FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville); Rochelle A. Dicker, MD FACS (Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine); Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD FACS (Departments of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Bellal Joseph, MD FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Arizona); Rosemary A. Kozar, MD, PhD FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Maryland); Ajai K. Malhotra, MD FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Vermont); Avery B. Nathens, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Toronto); Raminder Nirula, MD, MPH FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Utah); Michelle A. Price, PhD, MEd (National Trauma Institute, UT Health - San Antonio); Jason W. Smith, MD FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Louisville); Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH FACS FCCM (Department of Surgery, University of California - San Francisco); Ben L. Zarzaur, MD, MPH FACS (Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health).

    • Contributors All of the authors participated in the conceptualization of this manuscript. MAP, RAK, EMB, and GJJ wrote and revised the manuscript. All authors reviewed and approved the manuscript.

    • Funding This work is supported in part by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command under Contract No. W8XWH-18-C-0179.

    • Competing interests None declared.

    • Patient consent for publication Not required.

    • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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