Trauma Research

Trauma Research

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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.
 
During the two year fellowship, the research fellow will gain clinical experience in the emergency department while gaining laboratory experience (including specimen prep) at the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics.   
 
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.  
 

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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 Biomechanics.

The UVA Emergency Department is one of six federally funded Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) sites:  http://www.nhtsa.gov/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.  

Dr. Mark Sochor is the director of the Fellowship in Trauma Research. Faculty members from the Department of Emergency Medicine include Dr. William Woods 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 Salzar.     

The successful applicant will have completed emergency medicine residency training and will be ABEM board-certification eligible.

 

Please submit a letter of interest and CV to:

Trauma Research Fellowship
University of Virginia Health System
PO Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA  22908-0699

Attn: Dr. Mark R. Sochor

Or email:

msochor@virginia.edu  

and Cc:

PC6YJ@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu