Sepsis and Trauma Study

What we are studying

Sepsis and severe trauma are significant problems in seriously ill patients. Wake Forest researchers are trying to understand what occurs inside white blood cells of participants when they have sepsis or severe trauma and to study how genes are involved in fighting serious infections. This knowledge may help doctors develop new treatments for sepsis and severe trauma in the future.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patients cared for in the North Carolina Baptist Hospital
  • Diagnosed with septic shock
  • Failure of at least 1 body organ

What is involved

  • One time study visit
  • Donation of 1-3 tablespoons of blood while in the hospital


Participants will not receive payment for this study.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Emily Ansusinha

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