Extremity Trauma Research Receives a $38 Million Shot in the Arm

The Department of Defense just awarded $38.6 million to the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This is great news and a very worthwhile investment. NTI Board member and Johns Hopkins professor Ellen MacKenzie said the funding will allow the new research center to determine which treatments work well in addition to exploring bone infection, chronic pain and overall disability associated with extremity trauma.

Now, if only all the OTHER underfunded areas of trauma could gain the same level of funding and attention, the country could perhaps begin to make a dent in the rates of death and disability related to traumatic injury!

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