The National Trauma Institute, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization, imagines a world in which a horrific car crash does not result in immediate death or a lifetime of disability, a gunshot wound can be repaired with minimal long-term damage and U.S. soldiers can survive blast injuries and go on to lead healthy and productive lives.
In NTI’s world, the personal and societal costs of traumatic injury will be minimized. Superior treatments will stop hemorrhage before victims bleed to death, new protocols will eliminate secondary infections, and repair of damaged organs and tissues will be so complete that survivors will be able to avoid long-term disabilities that drain personal resources and strain social safety nets.
NTI works to fulfill this vision by attempting to fill a gaping hole in the nation’s research agenda. We assemble a critical mass of funds from a variety of public and private sources in order to award large-scale research grants to projects with the promise to advance clinical trauma practice, save lives and reduce disability.
Our priorities span the continuum of care from pre-hospital (first responders) to recovery and rehabilitation, and we set a research agenda each year to address the areas of most pressing need. Our current research priority areas are: