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Ted Corbin, MD, Named Vice Chair for Research in Emergency Medicine

July 27, 2017

Ted Corbin, MD
Ted Corbin, MD, vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine

Richard Hamilton, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, recently announced the appointment of Ted Corbin, MD, as the department's vice chair for research.

In addition to his role as associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Corbin also serves as the founder and medical director of Healing Hurt People, an emergency department based, trauma-informed intervention for victims of intentional injury which has been implemented at five level one trauma centers in Philadelphia. Corbin also co-directs the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University School of Public Health, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Management and Policy.

Corbin's research focuses broadly on addressing the trauma in the lives of victims of violence, especially boys and men of color for whom violence is a leading cause of disability and death. He has received funding from the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Annie E. Casey Foundation to explore the impact of PTSD on violently injured youth and young adults, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention that he developed through Healing Hurt People. He is also the principal investigator on a Department of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime grant to develop and test a community health worker peer training institute, designed to enhance and diversify the health care workforce. Over the past 10 years, Corbin has received in excess of $9 million in funding for his translational work as a principal investigator.

Corbin's new role will focus on developing the junior faculty toward a career in funded research, organize the department's efforts to enhance its clinical trial portfolio, and further structure the emergency medicine resident research experience.


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