Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch (PTCIB)

Female doctor listening to young girl's heart with stethoscope while mother looks on.Overview/Mission

PTCIB supports research and training aimed at preventing, treating, and reducing all forms of childhood traumatic injury and critical illness across the continuum of care.

This includes research to understand the biobehavioral, psychosocial, and pathophysiologic aspects of trauma; to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic injury and critical illness in infants, children, adolescents, and young adults; and to reduce secondary injury and comorbidities. 


Highlights

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