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Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care:
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Session 1: The Impact of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems on Trauma Care—Biosketches

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Submitted for publication June 8, 2005.

Accepted for publication June 13, 2005.

This article was written for the proceedings from a conference called Alcohol Problems among Hospitalized Trauma Patients: Controlling Complications, Mortality, and Trauma Recidivism in Arlington, Virginia, May 28-30, 2003. It does not reflect the official policy or opinions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and does not constitute an endorsement of the individuals or their programs—by CDC, HHS, or the federal government—and none should be inferred.

Address for reprints: Jeffrey Runge, MD, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 7th Street, SW, NOA-010, Washington DC 20590; email: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/email.cfm

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM, is currently Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the editor of the Journal of Trauma. In 1957, he began his surgical career and a lifelong affiliation with the US Army Medical Corps when he was assigned to the US Army Surgical Research Unit at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Dr. Pruitt’s clinical activities have placed emphasis on the surgical care of burn and trauma patients. He is a member of 38 professional societies and has been president of several, including the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He has received numerous awards for his research efforts and is a noted lecturer. He has authored more than 435 published papers, 162 textbook chapters, and 12 books and monographs.

Charles E. Lucas, MD, is a Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and an attending surgeon with Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is a member of numerous national and international boards and committees, including the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Dr. Lucas was the recipient of the 2004/2005 National Safety Council Award from the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Ernest E. Moore, MD, is Chief of the Department of Surgery and Trauma Services at Denver Health Medical Center and Center Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. His surgical career spans 29 years and includes research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of post shock multiple organ dysfunction. He is a member of numerous professional societies and has been president of several, including the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care. He has received many awards for his research efforts to improve trauma care and 841 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, books, and other reviews.

Donald D. Trunkey, MD is an internationally renowned trauma surgeon and is one of the first surgeons to incorporate the concepts of preventable death methods and evidence-based practice in support of trauma systems. Earlier in his career he was Chief of the Burn Center at San Francisco General Hospital, where he also had an extensive interest in elective vascular surgery and noncardiac thoracic surgery. He established a laboratory to study mechanisms of shock at the cellular level with a special interest in myocardial performance following shock, lung injury, and cellular immune mechanisms following injury. In 1978, he became Chief of Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital, and in April 1986 he assumed the Chair at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Department of Surgery, a position he held until 2001. Dr. Trunkey is an advocate for improved trauma care throughout the United States and remains active on the trauma call schedule of OHSU.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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