Stephen M. Milner, Director
The Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center maintains an active research program that is focused primarily on translational research. This aims to improve and develop novel therapies and achieve better patient care. Research interests of the team fall into the following areas: metabolism, sepsis, immunology of burns, wound healing, posttraumatic stress and other psychological sequelae, non-traditional pain management and burn reconstruction. The basic science burn research laboratory is housed in the Alpha Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus and provides facilities for the investigation of wound healing, burn wound sepsis and the immune response.
Some 20 clinical trials are now in progress with leading pharmaceutical companies. The Burn Center has also been the ten-year recipient of the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research grant to examine the long-term physical and psychological rehabilitative complications associated with burn survival. Sources of funding include the National Institutes of health, the Department of Education, and local community grants.
In 2005 and 2006, burn center faculty were invited as guest speakers to several nationally and internationally recognized conferences in addition to collectively publishing over 50 peer reviewed articles in medical journals, 10 book chapters and 50 abstracts for national symposiums.
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