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Trauma Research Center

The Trauma Research Center has been a part of the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, CU Anschutz for over 30 years. The mission of the Trauma Research Center is to decrease morbidity and mortality in the injured through a multidisciplinary approach to trauma-induced coagulopathy and inflammation, known as thromboinflammation. Our comprehensive approach to this problem includes the collection of proteomic and metabolomics data from the injured, with both epidemiologic and bioInformatic analyses of these patients in concert with animal modeling of the injury phenotypes.


The Trauma Research Center has received extramural funding since its inception, mainly from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH, Bethesda, MD, in the form of program project grants. Other important funded research programs include the Control of Major Bleeding after Trauma (COMBAT W81XWH-12-2-2008), which was funded by the Department of Defense; a research grant from the Foundation for Women and Girls with Bleeding Disorders (FWGBD); and a series of grants through the Trans-agency Research Consortium for Trauma Induced Coagulopathy (TACTIC UM1-HL120877) from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH. The current major funding source is an RM-1 grant 1RM1GM131968-01 that runs through May of 2024.

Principal Investigators

Key Personnel

  • Anirban Banerjee, PhD
  • Alyssa Caldwell-McGee, MS
  • Christopher Erickson, PhD
  • Patrick Hom
  • Marguerite Kelher, MS
  • Ian LaCroix
  • Sanchayita Mitra, MS

Training of Research Residents and Post-Doctoral Fellows

The Department of Surgery at CU Anschutz has had the good fortune to have maintained a T32 NIH training grant (T32 GM008315) from NIGMS, NIH for over 30 years. This grant has been used to fund both Research Residents and Post-Doctoral Fellows in basic science, translational, and clinical research. Over 50 residents have been trained, resulting in more than 400 publications and 400 presentations at National, International, and Regional meetings. In addition, research residents may also have the opportunity to enter the University of Colorado Graduate School to further their education and earn an advanced degree.

We strongly encourage qualified individuals from underrepresented groups in areas of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, and ability status to apply for the training program. We believe that such individuals can make significant and paradigm-changing contributions to our research objectives. The University of Colorado is committed to ensuring an actively inclusive campus culture and accommodating individuals with specific needs on a case-by-case basis.

Current Residents

  • Lauren Gallagher, MD
  • Morgan Hallas, MD
  • Benjamin Ramser, MD
  • Benjamin Stocker, MD
  • Otto Theilen, MD


Please contact Patrick Hom at 303-724-6308 or for further information or assistance.

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Room: 6111

Aurora, CO 80045


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