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Program for Aging, Trauma, & Emergency Care

The Program for Aging, Trauma, and Emergency Care (PATEC) joins the clinical and research expertise of the Center for Research on Aging, the Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR), and the Department of Emergency Medicine. It brings together more than 40 clinicians and researchers from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work at the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, to identify interdisciplinary approaches to improving the outcomes of older adults from bench to bedside to community.

Its nationally and internationally recognized strengths in aging, trauma, and emergency care position the School of Medicine to become a national leader in geriatric trauma and emergency care. With multiple NIH awards in aging and trauma, the School is home to: