Trauma is the most common cause of death in people under the age of 45 in the United States and costs more than $400 billion annually for medical care and lost productivity. The demand for trauma and surgical critical care workforce in the US has never been higher and a severe shortage of surgeons in this field is looming. The need for academic trauma and critical care practitioners that can not only treat patients, but have the necessary skills to conduct basic, translational, and clinical research to advance our knowledge and develop new treatments is even greater. The fundamental purpose of this training program is to provide surgical residents and pediatric critical care medicine fellows with an intensive two-year research training experience that will prepare them for an academic career in trauma and critical care. Our training program has evolved over the past 20 years into a highly structured and collaborative program that involves participants from multiple clinical and basic science departments. Our trainees benefit from a team-based mentorship philosophy, outstanding institutional support, and a broad range of educational opportunities. The training program is designed to teach surgical residents, pediatric critical care fellows, and conventional PhD postdoctoral fellows to assess a trauma-related problem, identify the key questions, formulate hypotheses, and then design and conduct the appropriate experiments to test the hypotheses and answer the questions.

Public Health Relevance

The fundamental purpose of this training program is to provide surgical residents and pediatric critical care medicine fellows with an intensive two-year research training experience that will prepare them for an academic career in trauma and critical care. The training program is designed to teach surgical residents, pediatric critical care fellows and conventional PhD postdoctoral fellows to assess a trauma-related problem, identify the key questions, formulate hypotheses, and then design and conduct the appropriate experiments to test the hypotheses and answer the questions.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32GM008478-22
Application #
8686864
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZGM1)
Program Officer
Somers, Scott D
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
22
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Cincinnati
Department
Surgery
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
City
Cincinnati
State
OH
Country
United States
Zip Code
45221
Chang, Alex; Kim, Young; Hoehn, Richard et al. (2016) Cryopreserved packed red blood cells in surgical patients: past, present, and future. Blood Transfus :1-7
Atkinson, Sarah J; Nolan, Meghan; Klingbeil, Lindsey et al. (2016) Intestine-Derived Matrix Metalloproteinase-8 Is a Critical Mediator of Polymicrobial Peritonitis. Crit Care Med 44:e200-6
Midura, Emily F; Prakash, Priya S; Johnson 3rd, Bobby L et al. (2016) Impact of caspase-8 and PKA in regulating neutrophil-derived microparticle generation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 469:917-22
Midura, Emily F; Kuethe, Joshua W; Rice, Teresa C et al. (2016) Impact of Platelets and Platelet-Derived Microparticles on Hypercoagulability Following Burn Injury. Shock 45:82-7
Johnson 3rd, Bobby L; Rice, Teresa C; Xia, Brent T et al. (2016) Amitriptyline Usage Exacerbates the Immune Suppression Following Burn Injury. Shock 46:541-548
Daly, Meghan C; Atkinson, Sarah J; Varisco, Brian M et al. (2016) Role of matrix metalloproteinase-8 as a mediator of injury in intestinal ischemia and reperfusion. FASEB J 30:3453-3460
Wong, Hector R (2016) Estimating Mortality Risk of Pediatric Critical Illness: A Worthy Obsession. Pediatr Crit Care Med 17:887-8
Rice, Teresa C; Seitz, Aaron P; Edwards, Michael J et al. (2016) Sphingosine rescues burn-injured mice from pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. J Leukoc Biol :
Xia, Brent T; Habib, David A; Dhar, Vikrom K et al. (2016) Early Recurrence and Omission of Adjuvant Therapy after Pancreaticoduodenectomy Argue against a Surgery-First Approach. Ann Surg Oncol 23:4156-4164
Chang, Alex L; Kim, Young; Seitz, Aaron P et al. (2016) Erythrocyte Derived Microparticles Activate Pulmonary Endothelial Cells in a Murine Model of Transfusion. Shock :

Showing the most recent 10 out of 115 publications