Pediatric trauma research in Texas and beyond
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes Dell Children’s Medical Center as a Level I trauma facility – the highest level of pediatric trauma care. As a Level I trauma center, we conduct research that focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and policies and procedures. Our trauma care specialists and the trauma research team is committed to advancing clinical knowledge, optimizing care, and informing policy and injury prevention efforts.
At each three-year ACS verification cycle, Dell Children’s Medical Center demonstrates the progress we have made relative to the ACS research criteria.
Collaborations on behalf of pediatric trauma research
Dell Children’s Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children in our community. Our research team collaborates with Central Texas providers, U.S. trauma researchers and public health coalitions to review best practices and policy. Current collaborators include:
Level I trauma care and research entities:
- The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
- Atomac Pediatric Research Network (ATOMAC) representing the Arizona-Texas-Oklahoma-Memphis-Arkansas Consortium. This network includes a group of Level I pediatric trauma centers dedicated to performing clinical and preclinical studies aimed at optimizing management and functional outcomes for injured children.
Texas water safety organizations and resources:
- Central Texas Drowning Prevention Action Team
- Texas Water Safety Coalition
- Colin’s Hope
Our experienced research team are members of several professional associations that help inform the consumers and healthcare professionals. We interact with theses organizations and share our research findings:
Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR)
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Injury Free Coalition for Kids
International Drowning Researchers’ Alliance
National Drowning Prevention Alliance
Safe States Alliance