Recovery After Trauma

Faculty member: Samuel McLean, MD / TRYUMPH Research Program

Project Description: The goal of our research is to improve recovery after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision, sexual assault, and burn injury.  Current activities include Project CRASH (1R01AR056328), which is currently collecting genetic and non-genetic risk factor and outcome data on 1000 MVC patients at six US ED sites; The Women’s Health Study, which similarly collecting data on sexual assault survivors at ED sites across North Carolina, and a pharmacologic study to improve outcomes after burn. Educational activities include a weekly TRYUMPH Program journal club, a weekly Center meeting with frequent extramural speakers, and a weekly meeting discussing the molecular biology work of the Center.