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Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB)

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The PTCIB develops and supports research and research training in pediatric trauma, injury, and critical illness. These efforts include:

  • Research on prevention, treatment, management, and outcomes of physical and psychological trauma and the surgical, medical, psychosocial, and systems interventions needed to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured children across the developmental trajectory.
  • Studies of the continuum of psychosocial, behavioral, biological, and physiological influences that affect child health outcomes in trauma, injury, and acute care.
  • Basic, clinical, and translational studies that explore short- and long-term consequences of such traumatic experiences as natural and man-made disasters, acute forms of child maltreatment, violence, and exposure to violence, as well as the impact of military deployment on child and family functioning.
  • Research linking pediatric emergency and critical care medicine and science to the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of childhood physical disabilities.
Last Updated Date: 09/16/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 09/16/2014

Contact Information

Name: Dr Valerie Maholmes
Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch
Phone: 301-496-1514

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