Innovations in trauma, critical care and burn surgery at Ohio State
The division has broadened the scope of its research activities to include representatives from anesthesiology, dietary, pain and palliative medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Dr. Charles Cook, associate professor of surgery, continues NIH-funded research examining cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation during critical illness and following transplantation. His laboratory recently published a notable article in the American Journal of Transplantation suggesting that cytomegalovirus reactivation can disrupt development of tolerance after heart transplantation.
The Division has a diverse research portfolio spanning basic science to clinical outcomes research in its mission areas of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery and Burn Care. Faculty members in the division published over 46 scholarly articles in FY 2017. Division members had seven podium presentations at national meetings and numerous other presentations at international and national meetings. Funding comes from a variety of mechanisms including NIH, academic societies, industry and internal sources.