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Injury Epidemiology Kickoff

On March 12, 2009, the UCSD Injury Epidemiology, Prevention, and Research Center was officially launched and celebrated at the Faculty Club. The event was hosted by Chief of Trauma, Raul Coimbra, MD, FACS and Linda Hill, MD from Family and Preventive Medicine, both had been patiently waiting for the celebration. Multi-disciplinary collaborative scholar teams, all came together to celebrate the current accomplishments and goals. 

The highlights for that evening included two patients who were both treated for their traumatic injuries at UCSD Trama Center and UCSD Regional Burn Center.


Dr. Raul Coimbra greeted all the guests and proudly explained the overview of the programs.


Dr. Bruce Potenza, Director of UCSD Regional Burn Center briefly talked to the guests regarding our Burn Center.


Dr. Linda Hill, Family and Preventive Medicine.


Burn survivor, CalFire Firefighter, Brooke Linman shared her experiences as a burn survivor.


Dr. Eric D. Kendle, a trauma surgeon himself, was a trauma patient after his surfing accident and was treated for his injuries at the UCSD Trauma Center.


This poster is one of many that were displayed during the kickoff celebration.

Colonel News

Dr. Raul Coimbra was surrounded by news reporters for the interview which was later aired throughout local TV stations.

Presenting gift

Dr. Raul Coimbra received a gift (fighter pilot jacket) from his trauma patient Dr. Eric Kendal.