Harkin: Increase funding for trauma research

The third annual Extremity War Injuries (EWI-III) Symposium, sponsored by the AAOS, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, resulted in a call of support for additional federal funding for extremity war injury research through the U.S. Department of Defense. In a letter to his colleagues, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, urged support for an annual operating level of $50 million in fiscal year 2008 for the Peer-Reviewed Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma Research Program.

Joining in the request were Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Reps. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. The March issue of AAOS Now will include complete coverage of EWI-III.

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