The UAB Department of Surgery has recently been announced as a participant in the SIREN network. SIREN, short for Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network, seeks to enable the conduct of high-quality, multi-site clinical trials to improve outcomes for patients who experience neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergency events.

Dr. Jeffrey KerbyDr. Jeffrey KerbyUAB is a sub-hub of the Oregon Health & Science University site and will be participating as a site in the “Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment” trial.

The Division of Acute Care Surgery’s Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D., is serving as the local principal investigator. Mark Harrigan, M.D., from the UAB Department of Neurosurgery, as well as Dag Shapshack, M.D., and Michael Kurz, M.D., from the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine will also serve as local participants in the trial.