The University of Virginia Department of
Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering, is pleased to offer a one or two year
fellowship in Trauma Research. The Trauma Research Fellowship
links the clinical care of the injured patient with the body of basic
science research attempting to replicate injury mechanisms in a
laboratory environment, prevent injury to vehicle occupants,
pedestrians and law enforcement.
In addition the research fellow will
obtain a Masters of Science in Clinical Research or a Masters of Public
Health from UVA’s School of Medicine Public Health Sciences.
Rotation within the UVA surgical ICU will also be available if
applicant so desires. Fellow may also have the opportunity to
teach lifesaving procedures (utilizing cadaveric specimens) to medical
students and residents.
A one year fellowship will
be available to those applicants who have already obtained a
graduate degree (PhD, MPH, MS). The research fellow
responsibilities will be split between clinical experience in
the emergency department and laboratory experience (including specimen
prep) at the University of Virginia Center for Applied
The UVA Emergency Department is one of six
federally funded Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN)
Ongoing research areas include pedestrian injury, thoracic injury
mechanisms, pediatric abdominal injury modeling, utilization of medical
imaging resources, percussive wave propagation, ultrasound uses in the
cadaveric model, and motorcycle occupant biomechanics.
Sochor is the director of the Fellowship in Trauma Research.
Faculty members from the Department of Emergency Medicine include Dr.
and Dr. Matt
Trowbridge. Faculty members from the Department of Mechanical
and Aero-space Engineering involved are Dr. Richard Kent, Dr. Jeff
Crandall and Dr. Robert
The successful applicant will have completed emergency medicine
residency training and will be ABEM board-certification eligible.
Please submit a letter of interest and
Trauma Research Fellowship
University of Virginia Health System
PO Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699
Attn: Dr. Mark R. Sochor