Trauma Coalition Secures Lawmaker Support for Trauma Research Funding

Following the first annual Advocacy Day of the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR)  in February, 48 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense asking for a $30 million appropriation for the Department of Defense “National Trauma Clinical Research Program.”

NTI, along with five other national trauma-related organizations, formed CNTR last year in order to combine efforts to secure federal funding for critical traumatic injury research.

The House begins deliberations on FY 2016 appropriations in May, and the Senate follows in July. The coalition will know sometime this fall about the real outcome of their efforts. If appropriated, the funding will establish a trauma clinical trials network that includes both civilian and military trauma centers, which will be activated to conduct research on a myriad of trauma questions.

Read the House letter to the Defense Subcommittee.


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