EAST Development Fund
In furtherance of its exempt purposes, EAST established the EAST Development Fund (“Fund”) to support initiatives designed to reduce the incidence of trauma and improve the care of the injured patient. The initiatives supported by the Fund are in the areas of research, injury control and violence prevention, education and leadership development.
As trauma continues to be the leading cause of death in the USA among persons ages 1 to 46, your support is vital to helping develop the next generation of trauma leaders working to prevent injury and save lives. Learn more about the initiatives supported by the Fund below and consider a tax-deductible contribution.
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Thank you to the many individuals who have made generous contributions to the EAST Development Fund in support of initiatives designed to reduce the incidence of trauma and improve the care of the injured patient.
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The EAST Development Fund supports initiatives in research, injury control and violence prevention, and education and leadership development.
ResearchContributions to the Development Fund support research initiatives such as the Trauma Research Scholarship, which provides seed money for investigators to commence a lifelong career in insightful research, and INVEST-C, which links established investigators with junior members to mentor them through the process of designing robust scientific projects and obtaining funding for them. Contributions also fund the Multicenter Trials Junior Investigator Award, which assists junior investigators in conducting and publishing multicenter trials.
To learn more about these research scholarships and awards, visit the Scholarships & Awards page.
Injury Control & Violence Prevention
EAST is truly appreciative of the late Drs. Jack and Pina Templeton’s support which has aided in the growth and development of injury prevention research within EAST. Thanks to their support, the John M. Templeton, Jr., MD Injury Prevention Research Scholarship and the Cox-Templeton Injury Prevention Paper Competition recognize injury prevention research and award those making advances in the field of injury prevention.To learn more about these awards, visit the Scholarships & Awards page.
Education & Leadership DevelopmentEAST is committed to the educational and professional growth of the young trauma surgeon. Contributions to the Development Fund support programs such as the Leadership Development Workshop Scholarship, which recognizes early career trauma leaders by sponsoring their course tuition for the three-year Leadership Development Workshop series. Meanwhile, the Oriens essay award gives Fellows and Residents the opportunity to compete in an essay competition on why they chose trauma and acute care surgery.
To learn more about these and similar awards, visit the Scholarships & Awards page.