A series of audio interviews addressing upcoming research and its application to the injured patient, education efforts related to trauma, and novel methods in the management of injury.

@EAST_Traumacast - EAST Traumacast is THE podcast that brings the current and future leaders in the trauma community right into your audio device.  @EAST_Traumacast keeps those conversations going off the air.

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Alphabet Soup! NTI, NTRR, CNTR Oh My! - #116

Join us as Pam Bixby, Drs. Don Jenkins, Joseph Dubose and Eileen Bulger explain NTI, NTRR and CNTR – and how these organizations can take your research to the next level! 

The National Trauma Institute (NTI) is a nonprofit, national coordinating center for trauma-related research and a strong advocate for an increased federal investment in trauma research. Projects under NTI’s management have engaged more than 70 investigators across the U.S. and drawn nearly $90 million in federal and state funding since its start in 2006. NTI is the organizing force behind the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR), which includes EAST, AAST, ACS-COT and WTA. 

Dr. Donald Jenkins is a founding board member of NTI and Principal Investigator on the National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR) project, a comprehensive web platform for sharing research data among trauma investigators. Dr. Joseph Dubose is the Principal Investigator on the Prospective Observational Vascular Injury Trial (PROOVIT), a study managed by NTI. Dr. Eileen Bulger is an NTI and CNTR board member and the Principal Investigator on the National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP) project, managed by CNTR. NTRAP is a large-scale effort to establish a national research agenda that spans the continuum of care. The NTRR launched in 2018 and is now accepting clinical trials data.

National Trauma Institute

CNTR - Coalition for National Trauma Research

NTRR - National Trauma Registry Repository

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Stats! - #109

The Traumacast you've been waiting for! Join your moderators and Dr. Dan Holena as we dive into how to set up research projects and what the stats really mean. Plus Dan explains why you should watch The Blob and what exactly is a statophile?!

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The National Trauma Research Repository - #105

Drs. Don Jenkins and Michelle Price from the National Trauma Institute introduce the National Trauma Research Repository (NTRR) an exciting new undertaking that aims to combine data from previous and future trauma research sources, such as PROPPR, PROMMTT, the Glue Grant, DOD, etc.  They also discuss how researchers can access these data and contribute their own data to the ever-growing repository.  Got a project idea for a large national database? Check out NTRR to see if this could work for you. 

Disclaimer Statement:
The National Trauma Research Repository is sponsored by the Department of the Army, Prime award #W81XWH-15.2.0089. The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 820 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office. The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the view of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.


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Research Support and Mentorship through EAST: The New INVEST-C Program - Podcast #68

In this episode of Traumacast, we interviewed Dr. Jason Smith and Dr. Ben Zarzaur about an exciting new EAST program called: Investigator Support Team Core, or INVEST-C. This program aims to leverage the considerable amount of research resources of the EAST membership in order to provide research mentorship, research design assistance, multicenter collaborations, statistical support, and editorial services for young investigators with promising research ideas and projects. The program will formally kick off in 2017 with a two-day research “Hackathon” where a small group of selected junior researchers will receive intensive mentorship and assistance to fully develop their research plan, study design, and IRB/IACUC proposal, and leave with a complete or near-complete project that is ready to execute. Listen for some great insights into not only this new EAST program, but also on key lessons and tips to succeed in the field of surgical research.

Supplemental Materials:

EAST Careercast Programs: There are three current EAST Careercast interviews focused on research and publishing. These include interviews with Dr. Ben Zarzaur, Dr. Joe DuBose, and Dr. Gene Moore. Click here for more information.

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David Morris, MD
Intermountain Medical Ctr, Salt Lake City, UT

Firas Madbak, MD
University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Matthew J. Martin, MD
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Carrie Valdez, MD
Spectrum Healthcare, Grand Rapids, MI

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