In a career born in her own grief, violence recovery specialist works at a Chicago hospital

Christine Goggins was just about to check in with the family of a gunshot victim, a new case that had been handed off from the previous shift, when the high-pitched beep of her pager sounded in her office at the University of Chicago’s medical campus. A middle-age man who had been assaulted and suffered severe head trauma was five minutes out from the hospital. Goggins, 30, headed across three buildings, nearly a city block, to the emergency department at the U. of C. Medical Center. She found the man in too much pain to talk. The medical team was getting him stabilized and starting IVs, and Goggins would have wait to see if he was able to talk later in the day.