The San Francisco Injury Center for Research and Prevention (SFIC), a Department of Surgery Program based at SFGH, a Level I Trauma Center, is one of 13 Injury Control Research Centers funded by the National Center for injury Prevention and Control at CDC. For the past 20 years, SFIC has been working to treat, understand and prevent traumatic injuries and to establish practices that serve as national and international models.
Whether an injury is caused by a fall, a firearm or a motor vehicle crash, the multidisciplinary investigators at the SFIC view it the same way: as a condition that must be treated using the utmost care and the latest medical technologies, and also as a source of valuable data that can inform the center’s renowned prevention work.
The SFIC is a center without walls - bringing together multidisciplinary faculty investigators from throughout the UCSF campus and beyond. The resulting collaborative efforts in laboratory research, clinical trials and injury prevention research have the potential to improve outcomes for victims of trauma in our region and to influence the field of injury control on a global basis.
KRON4 in San Francisco reports on an innnovative game, developed by UCSF trauma surgeon, M. Margaret “Peggy” Knudson, MD, that teaches traffic safety to children.