Opening a level 1 trauma center

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Our plans to open a level 1 trauma center in 2018 took a major step forward with the recruitment of Selwyn Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, as the founding director. Selwyn joined our faculty in January 2017 and is leading the recruitment of additional trauma faculty and building the team to support the program, developing the policies and protocols, and establishing a culture that will deliver trauma care of the highest quality.  

Under Dr. Rogers leadership, our trauma center — in addition to providing outstanding care to victims of trauma — will be positioned to make important contributions to our understanding of violence as a public health problem and to develop novel approaches to slowing the epidemic of violence that is plaguing our city.