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Current Projects

  1. Trauma Registry — we have actively worked in the entry and testing phases of a trauma registry program.  Our primary involvement is in the data entry and analysis of a registry based in hospitals in three provinces and five hospitals in the region of Morona Santiago, Ecuador.

  2. Aerial Registry — we have actively entered and analyzed data in a registry of medical evacuation flights from isolated jungle regions of Ecuador.

  3. Journal Club — we meet regularly to discuss articles that relate to Global Surgery, Global Health and Trauma Data.   Our previous journal clubs have included:
    • Evaluation of surgical capabilities of hospitals in developing countries.
    • The burden of surgical disease and global surgery.
    • Lessons to learn from MVCs in developing countries.
    • Applying the Essentials of Trauma Care Guidelines.

  4. Pan American Trauma Society Student Committee — We actively participate in the Pan American Trauma Society and our past president, Esther Johnston, and our current President, Sid Dante have served as Co-Chair of the Committee. 




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