JULY 6, 2006 | John “Mick” Tilford, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), received a 2006 National Heroes Award from the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (EMSC).
Tilford was presented with the Outstanding EMSC Research Project Award for his work on the grant-funded project, “Economic evaluation of intensive care services for pediatric traumatic brain injury patients.” The grant was awarded to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute with Tilford as the principal investigator.
This award highlights research that confirms current practice or has the potential to impact the provision of pediatric emergency care at a national or international level.
Findings from Tilford’s project were published in the September 2005 issue of Critical Care Medicine. It demonstrated the effect of aggressive critical care on reducing mortality from one of the leading causes of death in infants and children – traumatic brain injury.
Tilford is a recognized expert in health economics and has contributed to the EMSC program for more than 10 years by participating in grant reviews, grantee meetings and stakeholder meetings.