The EAST Multicenter Trial Junior Investigator Award
The EAST Multicenter Trial Junior Investigator Award is to assist a junior primary investigator to successfully conduct and publish a multicenter trial assembling data from five or more centers which seeks to answer an important and novel question in the practice of trauma, acute care surgery or surgical critical care which will change or significantly affect the care of injured or critically ill patients. This award will be offered July 1, 2023. The award amount is $10,000 for one (1) year only and the project must be completed within five (5) years. It is currently funded through a grant from EAST.
The 2023 scholarship deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent was May 12, 2022. Following receipt of the Letters of Intent, the Multicenter Trials Committee, along with the Chair of the Research-Scholarship Committee and the Research Division Chair will judge the Letters of Intent on the basis of the merit of their proposal and the potential of the applicant of future contributions to change or significantly affect the care of injured or critically ill patients. The top ranked Letters of Intent will be invited to submit full proposals by July 20, 2022. The Multicenter Trials Committee, along with the Chair of the Research-Scholarship Committee and Research Division Chair will review full proposals in August 2022 and select the final awardee.
For official rules and regulations for this scholarship please refer here.
After the scholarship cycle concludes the recipient will be expected to provide an up to date use of funds from their institution’s accounting department. At this time the recipient/institution will be asked to either a) submit a request for a non-financial extension (no cost extension) for one additional year or b) return any unused funds back to the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST).
Note: All Letter of Intent submissions will be blinded prior to being reviewed and scored. Applicants should not include names, institutions, or identifying information within their actual proposal submission provided that they should remain anonymous.
Letters of Intent (closed)
Laura F. Goodman, MD MPH FAAP
A Retrospective Comparison of the Effectiveness of Percutaneous Pigtail Catheters Versus Traditional Chest Tubes for Hemothorax in Pediatric Trauma
Asanthi Ratnasekera DO, FACS
Outcomes of Early Initiation of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Isolated Traumatic Brain Injuries
Rachel Morris, MD
Development and Validation of a Prehospital Triage Model for the Severely Injured Trauma Patient
Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
Intermediate Health and Social Outcomes following participation in Hospital Based Violence Intervention
Mira Ghneim, MD
Brain vs. Bone: Does fracture fixation technique influence outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
Brian K. Yorkgitis, PA-C, DO
Multicenter Prospective Observational Study of Trauma Patients on Antiplatelet Agents
Aaron R. Jensen, MD, MEd
Multicenter Collaboration for Simulation-Based Team Training in Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation: Assessment of Baseline Variability in Team Performance