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The San Francisco Injury Center (SFIC), housed in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, is one of twelve centers of excellence funded by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control. The current work at the San Francisco Injury Center builds on our history of successfully conducting high quality scientific research that impacts the care of the severely injured patient, while at the same time focusing on prevention programs driven by local data.

The main research projects which the SFIC is focusing on for the next few years include: 1) to explore screening and intervention for psychiatric disorders in acutely injured patients as a means of injury prevention; 2) to develop a new paradigm for a trauma system's approach to the care of interpersonal violent injury victims in order to minimize risk of future injury; 3) to investigate the use of two novel methods of monitoring resuscitation in critically injured patients; and 4) to develop and validate a scenario-based, simulation-enhanced curriculum designed to prepare medical personnel to deal with injuries common to military and civilian mass casualty incidents. Researchers are also developing a study which will critically evaluate the cost of pedestrian injuries in San Francisco.