‘Your Life After Trauma Radio’: The Value of Trauma Research – And Why We Need It! Tonight @ 7pm EST

Due to the high prevalence of trauma related death, trauma care becomes incredibly important. The basis of good trauma care comes from research that lets all facets of trauma response teams do their jobs in the most beneficial way. It’s precisely for this reason that trauma research needs to be a priority in our society so that we can save as many lives as possible, and help survivors thrive in the best possible way in each one’s life after trauma.

Tonight, on ‘Your Life After Trauma’ we’ll have two guests talking about The Value of Trauma Research – And Why We Need It! Tonight, our guests will share their unique professional perspective based on their experience and expertise. Call in with your questions! 877.960.9960

The show airs 7-8pm EST on Seaview Radio in Florida, 95.9FM/106.9FM/960AM.

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A few articles about trauma research from the Heal My PTSD Archives:

PTSD In the News

PTSD Facts

My guests this week:

Sharon Smith is executive director of the National Trauma Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to funding trauma-related research that reduces death and disability in the United States. Sharon is a trauma survivor herself and has witnessed the progression of research since her trauma when she was a teen.

Most people do not know that traumatic injury kills more people between the ages of 1 and 44 each year than all forms of cancer, heart disease, HIV, liver disease, stroke and diabetes combined. What’s more, 29.6 million Americans are severely injured every year and live with varied effects of those injuries—from not at all to severely disabled.

Despite the fact that trauma/injury is so prevalent and is the second most expensive public health problem facing the United States, there is very little public or private funding for trauma-related research that could lead to major advancements in treatment and outcomes.  That’s why NTI was founded—to fill this gaping hole in the nation’s research agenda. To learn more about NTI’s work and how you can support NTI’s mission to save lives and reduce disability, visit www.NationalTraumaInstitute.org.

Trauma Surgeon
Dr. Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, holds the Jocelyn and Joe Straus Endowed Chair in Trauma Research and is the chief of the Division of Trauma & Emergency Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is also Chair of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Stewart is immediate past-chair of the National Trauma Institute and the Region VI chief of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He is the board chair of the South Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma (STRAC), he serves on the Texas Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC), and is the chair of the GETAC Trauma Systems Committee.

Rebecca Ogrodowski is an artist and social worker living in Battle Creek, MI. Her business, Diversity Arts, is dedicated to using the arts to promote diversity and build community. Rebecca has 20 years of experience working in social services mostly with people with disabilities. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Art/Psychology- Art Therapy Emphasis from Barat College in 2003. Her Master’s Degree is in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 2009. Rebecca and her husband, Matt, will celebrate their sixth anniversary in August.


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