Monday, May 20, 2013

Model System Treats Patients Following the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Boston Harvard Burn Injury Model System experts treated patients after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. At least 10 Boston area hospitals treated more than 170 patients following the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. At Massachusetts General Hospital, a 34-year-old man is the last bombing victim remaining and among a few of the most seriously injured in the attack not yet released from other hospitals or transferred to rehabilitation facilities. There were several Boston Marathon bombing victims that were treated at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, another BH-BIMS institution, right as the hospital prepared to relocate to a brand-new facility within days of the bombing. Spaulding continues to work with several patients, taking a team approach to rapidly restore function to each person based on their needs and to provide them with a sense of independence early on, addressing both their physical and psychological concerns.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

University of Washington is awarded the Burn Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center

The MSKTC congratulates the University of Washington on being awarded the Burn Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center. The new BMS database staff includes Dagmar Amtmann, PhD: Principal Investigator, Kurt Johnson, PhD: Co-Principal Investigator, Mark Harniss, PhD: Co-Investigator, Peter Esselman, PhD: Co-Investigator, Jeff Witzel, BS: Senior Computer Specialist, Kara McMullen, MPH: Project Manager, Rebecca Matter, MS: Evaluation Specialist. For any comments and questions please email