MU School of Medicine Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Grant
COLUMBIA - The United States Department of Defense awarded MU a $5.3 million grant to study combat casualty care.
The funding set up the Combat Casualty Training Consortium which will allow MU to work together with research partners from University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida and Information Visualization and Innovative Research which is a program and systems management firm in Florida.
The consortium will research trauma care to improve military medical training. It will primarily research hemorrhage control, airway management and emergency medical skills. The team will test how well current methods of care are working using computerized mannequins and will make recommendations about how to improve care for military casualties.