Lightning Injury Research Program

Mary Ann Cooper, MD, Professor Emerita
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine


Lightning Safety Awareness Week (LSAW*) – Last Full Week of June Annually

For the most updated information and links to other lightning websites, please visit the LSAW site.

Our goals in preparing this website are to provide:

  • An informational and educational tool for survivors of lightning strike and the physicians who treat them.
  • An educational resource for students, teachers, and the media.


What this site does not do:

  • Give specific medical advice to any individual.
  • Give advice on protection of buildings or structures.

DISCLAIMER – General statements made in this site should not be taken as recommendations for a specific course of treatment for any individual. Specific medical advice should be obtained through consultation with a physician or other trained health care professional.


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