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, 2022. The award amount is $6,000 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 2022 scholarship deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent is May 12, 2021.  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, 2021.  The Multicenter Trials Committee, along with the Chair of the Research-Scholarship Committee and Research Division Chair will review full proposals in August 2021 and select the final awardee. 

For official rules and regulations for this scholarship please refer here.

Letters of Intent (open)

Past Recipients

2021

Rachel Morris, MD

Development and Validation of a Prehospital Triage Model for the Severely Injured Trauma Patient

2020

Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS

Intermediate Health and Social Outcomes following participation in Hospital Based Violence Intervention

2019

Mira Ghneim, MD

Brain vs. Bone: Does fracture fixation technique influence outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

2018

Brian K. Yorkgitis, PA-C, DO

Multicenter Prospective Observational Study of Trauma Patients on Antiplatelet Agents

2017

Aaron R. Jensen, MD, MEd

Multicenter Collaboration for Simulation-Based Team Training in Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation: Assessment of Baseline Variability in Team Performance