Directors: Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Redl, Prim. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas Hausner
The Austrian Workers' Compensation Board/Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risks (AUVA) Center for Traumatology Research encompasses the AUVA Institute for Traumatology Research and, as of 1980, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology (Ludwig Boltzmann Society), receiving additional support from the Trauma Care Consult since 1998. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology has been the core of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration since 2006 which was further enlarged in 2013/2014 (see our information brochures at the attachment).
The Research Center is located in the Lorenz Böhler Trauma Center in Vienna, Austria. In 2003, a satellite laboratory was established in Linz, Upper Austria, dedicated to human adult stem cell research in conjunction with the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service of Upper Austria.
The primary objective of the Center for Traumatology Research is to improve diagnostic and therapeutic measures in trauma care, specifically in the areas of intensive care (PD Dr. Marcin Osuchowski) and tissue regeneration (Prof. Dr. Heinz Redl). Its interdisciplinary teams allow the Center to be engaged in many fields of medicine. The Research Center is involved in numerous Austrian and European research projects with a focus on translational research. Furthermore, international research results are analyzed and evaluated for their practical application within the AUVA (clinical studies and continuing education).