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Trauma Research Center - NIH P50

"Trauma Primes Cells"


Now in its 17th year, our Center, one of seven in the United States, focuses on the human response to acute hemorrhagic shock and trauma.  A unique Human Subjects database details the risk factors and courses of multiple organ failure and provides both provocative hypothesis for laboratory experimentation and human specimens for further hypothesis refinement. 
The research projects (I, II, III) interrogate the role of the mesenteric lymph, blood transfusions and potential therapeutic manuevers.  The projects are also supported by a Cell, Imaging and Proteomics Core, and Administration Core.