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Mann Leads Multi-center Study of Mysterious Trauma-Induced Hemorrhaging

A new five-year, $23.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will support a multi-center, multidisciplinary study on a deadly bleeding syndrome – called coagulopathy – that occurs without warning in some trauma patients. Led by University of Vermont (UVM) Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry Kenneth Mann, Ph.D., the TACTIC (Trans-Agency Consortium for Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy) study is a cooperative effort funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute that establishes a unique collaboration between the NIH and the Department of Defense. Faculty representing five departments at UVM will lead projects for the grant.

Trauma is the major cause of death in people less than 34 years old and the third leading cause of mortality in the U.S., with uncontrollable hemorrhage representing the major cause of preventable deaths, according to the NIH. Each year there are nearly 50 million injuries in the U.S. that result in 170,000 deaths.  Full story