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May-August 2024

  • May 23, 2024: We'd like to congratulate Julia Harrison, MD for being the Clinical Research trauma paper winner for the Minnesota Surgical Society. Her paper is titled, "Emergency Medical Services Level of Training Affects Mortality in High-Risk Trauma Patients: A Combined Prehospital and In-Hospital Database Analysis". Congrats, Dr. Harrison!
  • May 15, 2024: The Military Medic to Medical School Program attended The Special Operations Medical Association conference on May 15-16.

January-April 2024

  • March 30, 2024: Dr. Mike Puskarich and Dr. Brian Driver will be speaking at this year's Design of Medical Devices Conference. They will be speaking about next generation sepsis diagnostics and emergency airway management on April 9 at 4pm. See the full schedule and register by April 1!
  • March 16, 2024: MPR published an article about how two-way audio and video equipment installed in the back of ambulances is improving rural trauma care. Read the article here:
  • March 5, 2024: We would like to congratulate Sarah Knack, MD, for receiving a TCRTC pilot project grant. Her project is titled, "ESCAPE-TBI".
  • January 10, 2024: We are excited to partner with 3M, the 59th Medical Wing Science & Technology Office of the Chief Scientist, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on a program focused on treatment of traumatic wounds from point-of-injury to hospital. Read the press release here!
  • January 9, 2024: Our Center was featured twice in the Medical School's annual review. See more here!
  • January 9, 2024: An article in NBC News highlights the critical need for trauma care in rural America. Read more here.
  • January 5, 2024: Are you a dedicated first responder looking to influence positive change within your field? Your expertise and experience are invaluable in shaping improvements to better serve our communities. The University of Minnesota Translational Center for Resuscitative Trauma Care is conducting focus groups to gather insights directly from first responders like you to improve tools, decision support and training. Together we will identify areas where we can co-create tools, training and other support to improve patient care from point of injury to arrival at the hospital. Join us in this crucial effort to make meaningful improvements within the State of Minnesota. Learn more here.

September-December 2023

  • December 21, 2023: Kathleen Stringer, PharmD, will be joining our Research In Progress Meeting on February 2 from 4-5:30pm at the Campus Club. Dr. Stringer is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. She also serves as a Deputy Director of the Weil Institute for Critical Care Research and Innovation formerly, MCIRCC. She leads a research program in Translational Metabolomics in Critical Care which is funded by an NIH Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35). She also lends her metabolomics expertise to pulmonary colleagues who study COPD and is a SPIROMICS investigator. If you are interested in attending, please email (
  • December 20, 2023: We would like to congratulate Aaron Robinson, MD, on receiving a TCRTC Scholars Award! His project is titled, "Optimal Prehospital Airway Management with Patients with Major Trauma", and it will begin in early 2024.
  • November 17, 2023: The Medic to Medical School Pathway Program was recently announced! The Star Tribune has written an editorial about some of the program's goals, its origins, significance, and support. To learn more about the new program, read the editorial here. 
  • November 10, 2023: National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is on November 16! Learn more about the efforts of rural healthcare providers to address unique healthcare challenges that they face here.
  • September 29, 2023: The USU-Minnesota 2023 funding announcement has been released! See the funding opportunity here (VP-24-002). We will be hosting an informational session on October 18 from 8-9am. Register here!
  • September 7, 2023: Institute for Engineering in Medicine's Annual Conference is on September 26. The Conference will include keynote talks by industry leaders, interactive lunch breakout sessions, and an afternoon poster session. Visit IEM's website for the conference schedule and registration information.

May-August 2023

  • August 18, 2023: A University of Minnesota medical student and EMT spent two months behind the front line as a combat medic in Ukraine. Read the MPR story about his experience here.
  • July 12, 2023: Dr. Robert Otto Valdez, PhD, MHSA, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is visiting the University of Minnesota on July 24th from 9-10am. RSVP to the Event by July 21st here. For more information, please see the Center for Clinical Quality, Outcomes, Discovery, and Evaluation (CQODE) website.
  • July 10, 2023: TCRTC is co-hosting Department of Surgery Grand Rounds on August 29th at 7:30am in HSEC 3-110 & Zoom. The speaker, Dr. Fred Rogers, will be giving a talk titled "Filling in the Gaps of the American Trauma Systems". 
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  • June 7, 2023: Dr. Greg Beilman gave a talk for the Medical School Dean's Lecture Series on Wednesday, June 14 . His talk was titled "Combat Casualty Care: Lessons for Care in Rural Settings (and Vice Versa)". The recorded webinar can be found here.

January-April 2023

April 19, 2023: Four TCRTC members presented or were contributors for a debate topic at the 42nd Annual Surgical Infection Society in California (April 11-14, 2023). More information can be found in the Department of Surgery's write-up.
April 3, 2023: Dr. Greg Beilman will be speaking at the 22nd Annual Design of Medical Devices (DMD) Conference on April 18th. His talk is titled, "Medical Device Needs and Technology Gaps during Prolonged Critical Care on the Battlefield". Online registration ends Monday, April 10, 2023 at 11:59 CDT. Register here!
January 24, 2023: TCRTC released a pre-announcement for the 2023 Minnesota-USU Grant Partnership. See our Funding Announcement tab for more information
January 19, 2023 TCRTC has two funding announcement available! See our Funding Announcement tab for more information
January 19, 2023: Dr. Beilman was a guest on Tiger Country: The Trauma Podcast: Listen here>>

September-December 2022

December 7, 2022: Dr. Amanda Hayward will be a panelist for The Building Blocks of Team Science: Supporting a Culture of Collaboration hosted by RADPN on January 10, 2023 from 2-3PM. Register here
October 19, 2022: Dr. Greg Beilman brings military experience to U of M’s new Translational Center for Resuscitative Trauma