Research

Pragmatic Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios

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PROPPR is a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial which will compare different ratios of blood products given to trauma patients who are predicted to require a massive transfusion

Trauma Research Center

The Trauma Research Center is a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary research unit supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the United States' National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Trauma Research Program is a extensive, collaborative effort that draws upon several related sources all located within the Texas Medical Center in an effort to improve trauma medicine through translational research efforts. The Center's research focus is to study traumatic brain injury, resuscitation, hemorrhagic shock and organ injury/dysfunction.

Prospective, Observational, Multi-center Major Trauma Transfusion Study

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The U.S. Department of Defense awarded The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston a grant to conduct a multi-center observational study of how and when ten trauma centers across the country accomplish the critical tasks of resuscitation practices in massively transfused patients.

Trauma Research Center

The Trauma Research Center is a multi-institutional, multidisciplinary research unit supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the United States' National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Trauma Research Program is a extensive, collaborative effort that draws upon several related sources all located within the Texas Medical Center in an effort to improve trauma medicine through translational research efforts. The Center's research focus is to study traumatic brain injury, resuscitation, hemorrhagic shock and organ injury/dysfunction.

T32 Fellowship Program:

The T32 funding mechanism is a federally funded grant mechanism to develop the careers of promising young scientists. Each T32 program has a specific focus, and UTHealth was originally awarded this grant in 2001 to investigate the Role of the Gut in Multiple Organ Failure. Since it's creation, the focus of the research has evolved and is now aimed at traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock. Currently, three trainees (with a Ph.D. or M.D.) devote themselves for two years to basic science, bench, and clinical research. This training program is targeted at the postdoctoral level. The goal of the program is to prepare researchers to become academically competitive, translational scientists who can design and execute laboratory models to test clinically-relevant hypotheses, collaborate with other scientists to enhance the basic understanding of the problem they are studying, initiate clinical trials, and clinically translate this information.