The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) is a not for profit organization organized to furnish leadership and foster advances in the care of injured patients. EAST affords a forum for the exchange of knowledge pertaining to the care and rehabilitation of the injured patient.
The EAST Foundation is committed to supporting the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Working closely with the EAST leadership and its members, the Foundation seeks to achieve a number of objectives that support the mission of EAST. These include promoting research and education to achieve advances in the care of the injured patient and in injury control and prevention; enhancing the professional growth and development of established trauma surgeons as well as prospective trauma surgeons; and promoting quality educational programs for trauma surgeons and trauma providers.
The John M. Templeton, Jr., MD Injury Prevention Research Grant of the EAST Foundations is made possible through the generous donation of long time EAST member John (Jack) M. Templeton, Jr. Templeton’s vision is to help support a young investigator perform an interventional trial in the field of injury prevention.
Accepting grant will be Lisa Allee, MSW, LICSW, Boston Medical Center’s Division of Trauma and Critical Care Injury Prevention Coordinator, at The 24th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma in Naples, Florida.
The grant will fund a research study on older adult driving – Pilot study: Evaluating three methods to encourage mentally component older adults to assess their driving skills” – and the data will be presented at next year’s conference.