Special Programs

As a multidisciplinary research facility, the Safar Center is host to a variety of research programs targeting brain injury from the field to rehabilitation. Many of these programs involve long running collaborations between departments. Our programs span the spectrum of ages from infants to adults and include Traumatic Brain Injury, Abusive Head Trauma, Cardiac Arrest, Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation, Hemorrhagic Shock, and Combat Casualty Care, and Rehabilitation of CNS Injury. Center investigators work closely with the clinical depts. of Critical Care Medicine, Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at both the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. In addition to basic research, the Safar Center also provides training to the next generation of resuscitation researchers.  A few of our special programs are featured to the left.