Two studies previously supported with NTI funding were selected for ongoing support of $1 million by the JWMRP, a program of the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. Funding for this program is directed by Congress to “augment and accelerate high priority Department of Defense and Service medical requirements and to continue prior year initiatives that are close to achieving their objectives and yielding a benefit to military medicine.”




Jay Doucet, MD

University of California at San Diego

Detection and Management of Non-Compressible Hemorrhage Using Vena Cava Ultrasound

Henry Cryer, MD

University of California at Los Angeles

Transfusion Using Stored Fresh Whole Blood


NTI was selected to receive a $4.6 million DoD contract to create a National Trauma Research Repository and fund two promising studies and a simulator project with both military and civilian trauma care implications. The results of the studies will be the first to populate the repository. The National Trauma Research Repository will enable the synthesis of these and other study data for maximum use. Among many other benefits, the NTRR will enable repurposing of data to answer additional research questions and provide for pooled data sets with the statistical power necessary to improve statistical significance. The ability to make aggregated research data widely available to clinical investigators is critical to reform trauma research and care.




Lt Col Joseph J. DuBose, MD

Travis Air Force Base, David Grant Medical Center/ University of California at Davis

PROspective Observational Vascular Injury Trial (PROOVIT)

James Fauerbach, PhD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Determining the Efficacy and Safety of Ketamine as a Battlefield Analgesic

Robert F. Buckman, Jr, MD FACS

Operative Experience Inc.

High Anatomic Fidelity Surgical Airway Training System


The studies below were supported with funding appropriated by Congress in FY09 and FY10 for a Department of Defense earmark for Trauma Care, Research and Training. This funding was awarded directly as a result of NTI’s advocacy efforts.




Joel B. Baseman, PhD

Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae in the ICU

Mitchell Cohen, MD

Univ. of California, San Francisco

Timing and Mechanism of Traumatic Coagulopathy

Martin Croce, MD

Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center

Multicenter Prospective Evaluation of the Ventilator Bundle in Injured Patients

Henry Cryer, MD

University of California, Los Angeles

Transfusion of Stored Fresh Whole Blood in a Civilian Trauma Center: A Prospective Evaluation of Feasibility and Outcome

Jay Doucet, MD

University of California San Diego Medical Center

Detection and Management of Non-Compressible Hemorrhage by Vena Cava Ultrasonography

Robert Maxwell, MD

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Trauma Population: Does Decolonization Prevent Infection?

Lena Napolitano, MD

University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

Hepcidin and Anemia in Trauma

Fredric M. Pieracci, MD, MPH

Univ. of Colorado, Denver

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind Comparison of Intravenous  Iron Supplementation to both Enteral Iron Supplementation and Placebo for the Treatment of Anemia of Traumatic Critical Illness

Marty Schreiber, MD

Oregon Health & Science University

Thrombelastography (TEG®) based dosing of enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis: a prospective randomized trial

Shahid Shafi, MPH, MD, FACS

Baylor Research Institute

Comparative Effectiveness of Clinical Care Processes in Resuscitation and Management of Moderate to Severe Traumatic Injuries

Carrie Sims, MD, MS

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Vasopressin Supplementation during the Resuscitation of Hemorrhagic Shock

Jason L. Sperry, MD, MPH

Univ. of Pittsburgh

Characterization of the Effects of Early Sex-Hormone Environment Following Injury

Ben Zarzaur, MD, MPH

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Splenic Injury Prospective Outcomes Trial