Michele Bedard-Gilligan, assistant professor of psychiatry in the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead investigator of Project BRITE ( A Brief Restructuring Intervention following Trauma Exposure).
The outreach was led by nurse Maria Paulsen, who manages Washington's "Stop the Bleed" program, and Dr. Eileen Bulger, chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center. The was sponsored by the American College of Surgeons.
In a one-hour window at Harborview Medical Center, Maria Paulsen moves between gurneys of five people with apparently serious wounds – from a motorcycle crash, a car crash, a gunshot, a stabbing and a burn.
The last time Sean Maloney’s legs worked, they straddled his motocross in midair at the Riverdale Raceways in southwest Washington. Maloney, then 18, launched himself from the earth and landed badly, his life irrevocably changed.
SLIDESHOW: Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs. Yesterday April 29 the University of Washington commemorated Worker Memorial Day to honor those who died in 2014 from a work-relat