The National Trauma Institute (NTI) supports the full spectrum of translational research (from bench to bedside) that is conducted by a network of investigative sites. NTI research topics are determined with input from both civilian and military leaders in trauma surgery and are focused on Comparative Effectiveness Research and the need for evidence-based clinical practice. Current priority areas include: Hemorrhage Management; Airway & Ventilation Strategies; Technology Development; Disaster Preparedness; Infection Control; and Burn Treatment.

NTI secures research funding from federal sources and distributes these funds through a competitive, call for proposals peer-reviewed process. To date, NTI has awarded these funds through a competitive, call for proposals peer-reviewed process. To date, NTI has awarded $4 million to 16 clinical and translational studies, involving 55 trauma investigators in 39 participating institutions nationally.


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"NTI has given clinical research in trauma a real home. With the relatively easy application process, young investigators can receive grants that might not be funded via other federal funding sources."

Peggy Knudson, MD, FACS,
Professor of Surgery and the Principal Investigator of the San Francisco Injury Center for Research and Prevention