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Trauma, Burn, Peri-Operative Injury, and Wound Healing Research and Training

NIGMS funds research and training programs in trauma, burn, peri-operative injury, and wound healing. The research aims to improve understanding of the biological processes that occur after a traumatic or burn injury, bring basic scientific observations and principles into the clinical arena, and foster interactions and communications within institutions and throughout the trauma and burn community. The research is ultimately aimed at reducing or preventing complications after a traumatic or burn injury.

Specific research areas of interest include:

  • Resuscitation
  • Shock
  • Compensatory mechanisms
  • Microcirculation/blood flow
  • Endogenous factors, including stress hormones, immune system molecules, and neurotransmitters
  • Inflammatory/immune response disorders
  • Infection and sepsis
  • Syndromes involving multiple organ failure
  • Alterations in nutritional requirements after injury
  • Wound healing and tissue repair
  • Artificial skin
  • Ethical, legal and social issues associated with trauma and burn injuries
Centers and Research Training Grant Programs

Discover more about the trauma, burn, peri-operative injury, and wound healing centers, their missions, and principal investigators as well as about postdoctoral research training in these areas.

Funding Opportunities

View listings related to this program from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, the official publication for NIH research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.


Read about trauma, burn, peri-operative injury, and wound healing announcements and results.


Find out about this program's meetings.

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This page last reviewed on September 18, 2012