EDC to Lead Coordinating Center for National Trauma Network, Up To $90M In Department of Defense-Funded Trauma Research
The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences has been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contract that could lead to $90 million in research over the next decade to improve trauma care for both civilians and military personnel.
The Epidemiology Data Center will be the data coordinating center. The contract will launch with a $10.8 million project to create a nationwide network of trauma systems and centers capable of conducting detailed research to improve military trauma care. The Linking Investigations in Trauma and Emergency Services (LITES) Network will include extensive data collection to obtain and link information covering pre-hospital care through recovery after discharge on potentially thousands of trauma cases across the country.
The full press release can be found here: www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2016/Pages/lites-dod.aspx
This news has been covered by several media outlets:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pitt to lead trauma network through $90 million federal defense contract.
Pittsburgh Business Times: University of Pittsburgh could receive $90M in trauma research funding
Associated Press via ABC27: PA school to lead efforts to help veterans with traumatic injuries