"Optimizing Combat Casualty Care"
Michael A. Dubick, Ph.D., recieved a 2013 SCCM Presidential Citation.

Michael A. Dubick, Ph.D., recieved a 2013 SCCM Presidential Citation. Photo by Steven Galvan

Dubick recognized for contributions to SCCM

By Steven Galvan, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
02 FEB 2013

Michael A. Dubick, Ph.D., the damage control resuscitation (DCR) task area manager at the U. S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) was awarded a 2013 Presidential Citation for his outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

“My job is very rewarding,” Dubick said. “This award brings credibility to the ISR.” According to the SCCM website, the organization is the largest multi-professional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. With nearly 16,000 members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy.

For almost 20 years Dubick has been conducting combat casualty care research at the ISR. Since 2004, the hemostasis and then DCR areas have been involved in four research programs that have resulted in being recognized in the “Army’s Top 10 Inventions.” 2004—Chitosan Hemostatic Dressing; 2005—Combat Application Tourniquet; 2007—Damage Control Resuscitation of Severely Injured Soldiers; and 2008—Combat Gauze for Treating Hemorrhage in Injured Soldiers.

When not at work, Dubick has dedicated a portion of his time to the SCCM by serving on the committee that reviews vision grants and he currently serves on the program committee. He also reviews manuscripts for SCCM’s monthly journal Critical Care Medicine, the premier peer-reviewed, scientific publication in critical care medicine.

“Participation in scientific societies is intergral to what we do as scientists,” said Dubick. “It’s a commitment that I make to improve critical care to society. We are doing relevant work for the warfighter and delivering life-saving products to the battlefield.”