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Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (New)

The Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research organized research center (STAR-ORC) is a world-class, multi-disciplinary research and educational center focusing on critical care and organ support, resuscitation, surgical outcomes, patient safety, and injury prevention.

Initially established by Congress as the Charles “McC.” Mathias Jr. National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems, the STAR Center was designated as an organized research center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2007. It is the nation's first research center dedicated exclusively to studying trauma, its complications, and prevention.

The Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research Center serves as a research umbrella for the Department of Anesthesiology and the Program in Trauma. Many researchers working in the new research center are doctors who care for trauma patients at the University of Maryland’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.



Research Specialities

Lung Injury Group




Helpful Links

STAR Spotlight Newsletter FY21 (July 2020 - June 2021) 

STAR Strategic Plan  

MCTSA Data Request Form

Trauma & Neuroprotection Seminars 2019-2020