Trauma Research Scholarship

The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Trauma Research Scholarship is a research scholarship initially offered May 1, 2001.  The scholarship amount is $40,000 for one (1) year only and 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 Research-Scholarship Committee along with the Research Division Chair will judge the Letters of Intent on the basis of the merit of their research proposals, the potential of the applicant of future contributions to the science and practice of the surgery of trauma, and the applicant’s mentor support and dedication of the research proposal.  The top-ranked Letters of Intent will be invited to submit full proposals by July 20, 2022.  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.

Letter of Intent (CLOSED)

Scholarship Recipients

2023

Krislynn Mueck, MD MPH MS

Dronabinol on the Pain Experience (DOPE): a pragmatic, randomized clinical trial

2022

Stephanie Polites MD, MPH
Biomarkers of Injury and Digital Microfluidics for Rapid, Sensitive Triage of Pediatric Trauma Patients

2021

Sharven Taghavi MD, MPH, MS
Engineered Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Acute Lung Injury

2020

Taryn E. Travis, MD

Fractional Ablative CO2 Laser Treatment for Burn Wound-Related

Hypertrophic Scar: Elucidating the Mechanistic Basis for Clinical Improvements

2019

Claire Isbell, MD, MSCI

The Effect of Doxycycline Administration on Neurologic Outcome

in a Mouse Model of Traumatic Brain Injury

2018

Lucy Zumwinkle Kornblith, MD

The Biology of Post-Injury Platelet Function

2017

L. Marco Hoesel, MD, FACS

In-vivo analysis of endothelial glycocalyx in trauma/hemorrhagic shock

2016

Cherisse Berry, MD

Prospective evaluation of cerebral autoregulation and cerebral vasospasm

in patients with traumatic brain injury using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)

2015

Michael Cripps, MD

Viscoelastic guided resuscitation versus fixed ratio resuscitation in trauma

2014

Amy Makley, MD

Activation of pulmonary endothelium by microparticles derived from stored red blood cells

2013

Mayur B. Patel, MD, MPH

DASH After TBI Study: Decreasing Adrenergic or Sympathetic Hyperactivity After Severe

Traumatic Brain Injury, A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Using Propranolol and Clonidine

2012

Jeremy J. Heffner, MD
Mesenchymal Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy using a Porcine Small

Intestine Submucosa Delivery System for Treatment of Burn Wounds 

2011

Martin D. Zielinski, MD
The Biomechanical Effects of Flaccid Paralysis Induced by Botulinum Toxin a After

Damage Control Laparotomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial 

2010

Jason W. Smith, MD
Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation Effects in the Damage Control Trauma Patient 

2009

Jordan A. Weinberg, MD
RBC Storage Age and Potentiation of Transfusion-Related Clinicopathology in

Trauma Patients 

2008

Samuel Mandell, MD
The National Impact of Vehicle Mismatch on Mortality after Motor Vehicle Crashes

2007

Andrew C. Bernard, MD
Transfusion and T-Cell Receptor Expression 

2006

Bruce A. Crookes, MD
Permissive Hypercarbia during Acute Resuscitation after Traumatic Brain Injury

2005 David E. Carney, MD
Attenuation of Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome with a Modified Tetracycline
Compound
2004

John A. Sandoval, MD
The Evaluation of an Anti-Peptidoglycan Monoclonal Antibody for the Diagnosis

of Bacterial Sepsis: A Pathway to a Quicker Diagnosis?

2003

Alicia M. Mohr, MD
Beta Adrenergic Modulation of Erythropoiesis in Trauma 

2002     

John M. Santaniello, MD
Bone Marrow Response to the Burn/Sepsis Model