CARIT’s mission is to concretely improve the lives of patients by supporting increased federal R&D funding for the acute management of life and limb-threatening traumatic injury, spanning basic laboratory studies through translational and clinical research.
Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 45. Despite this chilling statistic, trauma research has been historically underfunded. As a result, innovation in trauma care has failed to keep pace with other health conditions.
Any organization (academic, industry or non-profit) conducting research in trauma and emergency care or developing trauma-relevant products is eligible for consideration of membership in CARIT. Learn More