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Omnibus FY18 Spending Bill Includes Additional $10 Million for Trauma Clinical Research Program

In the fiscal year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill signed into law in March, Congress appropriated additional funding for a trauma clinical research network. Congress added $10 million in the Defense Health Program Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) Account for the Trauma Clinical Research Program, which was first proposed by the Coalition for National Trauma Research in 2015. Since CNTR

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Representatives Castro, Hurd, Ruppersberger and Kennedy Champion Funding Request for NTRAP

March 19, 2018–Following a lobbying effort by members of the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) in February, House members Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Will Hurd (TX-23), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and Joseph Kennedy, III (MA-04) took the lead on a request for funding, authoring a letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in support of a National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP).

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Trauma Surgeons Advocate for a National Trauma Research Action Plan

February 6, 2018–Today more than two dozen trauma surgeons, trauma program managers and trauma survivors meet with their members of Congress in Washington to raise awareness about the need for a National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP). In its 2016 report on a national trauma care system, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) issued 11 recommendations for

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CNTR Opinion Piece in JOT Calls for National Trauma Research Action Plan

Pointing to its own work to arrive at a national trauma research agenda, the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) offered its unqualified support for the formation of a National Trauma Research Action Plan, as recommended in the 2016 NASEM Report (A National Trauma Care System–Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury). The CNTR

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Congresswoman Duckworth Introduces Legislation to Begin Creation of a National Trauma Care System

Today Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced a bill (H.R. 6132) that would implement many of the recommendations offered in the June 2016 National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. The legislation seeks to lay the groundwork for a plan for

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JOT Devotes November Issue to NASEM Trauma Care System Report Stakeholder Responses

The November issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery carries a number of articles related to the June 2016 Report of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) titled A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Authored by various military and civilian stakeholders in

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CNTR Publishes Position Paper on NASEM Report

Appearing in the August 18th “Publish Ahead of Print” version of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, CNTR makes public its position on the June 2016 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report on the integration of military and civilian trauma systems. “CNTR believes that NASEM has thoroughly investigated the state of trauma care and research

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CNTR’s First DoD Research Proposal to be Funded

With a recently announced $4 million Department of Defense grant, the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) begins an intensive investigation into the causes and mechanisms of U.S. deaths that occur outside of hospital settings. The project, officially called Multi-Institutional Multidisciplinary Injury Mortality Investigation in the Civilian Pre-Hospital Environment (MIMIC), aims to evaluate the causes and pathophysiologic mechanisms of pre-hospital

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