CNTR Advocacy Results in $10 Million for Trauma Clinical Research Program

On Friday,  December 18, the President signed into law the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that the U.S. Congress approved earlier in the day. The measure includes $10 million in the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Health Program account for a national Trauma Clinical Research Program. Advocates from the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) had requested funding for the

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CNTR to Exhibit at EAST Annual Scientific Assembly

To be held in San Antonio January 12-16, 2016, the 29th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) will bring together the organization’s 1,800 members for a week of workshops, lectures and poster sessions. Members of the Coalition for National Trauma Research will be on hand in the exhibit hall to provide information about

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CNTR Effort Results in U.S. House Member Support for Appropriations

Seeking to secure $10 million in funding for a National Trauma Clinical Research Network in the Department of Defense Health Programs budget, CNTR executive committee members activated supporters in the House of Representatives to send a reminder about the importance of the funding. A follow-on to the first annual Trauma Research Advocacy Day early in the year, this latest request comes during deliberations

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CNTR to Exhibit at AAST’s Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Visit the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) booth at AAST’s Annual Meeting in Las Vegas from September 9 to 11 this year. Representatives from CNTR’s member organizations will provide an update on our federal appropriations request for a National Trauma Clinical Research Program, research proposals in the works, and other CNTR activities. In addition, you can get signed up

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Defense Health Agency Chief Supports a National Trauma Clinical Research Program

Today Lieutenant General Dr. Douglas J. Robb, Director of the Defense Health Agency, testified about the financial needs of his agency in a Congressional Budget hearing. When U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger specifically asked him about the proposed National Trauma Clinical Research Program (for which the Coalition for National Trauma Research recently advocated), LTG Robb noted the importance of civilian-military collaboration in

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CNTR Advocacy Day Results in Lawmaker Support for Trauma Research Funding

One day, 40 surgeons, 114 meetings. Result: 48 House member signatures on a letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee requesting $30 million in the FY2016 budget for the DOD’s National Trauma Clinical Research Program. Under this program, a trauma clinical trials network that includes both civilian and military trauma centers will be created and activated to conduct research on a myriad

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