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    The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI) has directed $80 million dollars to this initiative.  PETAL stands for Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury.  This is a national network and through a competitive grant process, twelve primary academic institutions were selected.  Wake Forest has been selected as one of the 12 primary institutions.  Each of the primary institutions coordinates 2-4 other sites to enroll patients into studies over the seven years of the award.  Wake Forest co-sites include Moses Cone, University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University.

    This network has as its focus, the treatment of those individuals who may be at risk to develop significant lung dysfunction.  Experts from Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Medicine are involved nationally.  At Wake Forest, the investigators include Chad Miller (Emergency Medicine), Jason Hoth (Trauma-Acute General Surgery), and Clark Files (Pulmonary-Critical Care).

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