The Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute (BSTRI) of Loyola University Chicago is a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of traumatic injury. A multidisciplinary research institute, our programs include both clinical and laboratory research relevant to trauma injury and burns. In our laboratories, our scientists investigate the body's reaction to injury and infection, with the hope that their research findings may someday lead to innovative therapies for trauma and burn patients.
In the hospital, Institute members and clinicians work together on numerous clinical studies and clinical trials. To insure the future of our research, the Institute also maintains a strong commitment to the research training of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and clinical trainees. Overall, the goal of our integrated programs is to reduce the devastating effects of traumatic injury.
Dr. Kovacs is the director of research BSTRI. She also serves as the director of the Alcohol Research Program and as vice chair of research, Department of Surgery. Dr. Gonzalez serves as the director, Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery and Burns.
Drs. Kovacs and Gonzalez bring complementary qualities and perspectives to BSTRI, which combined will yield continued scientific success for Loyola University Chicago and a better quality of life for our patients.