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  • 22 Feb 2017 11:46 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

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    SAVIR has benefited from AmazonSmile in the past and should utilize this promotion again in order to raise funds. Promote SAVIR's mission of providing leadership and fostering excellence in the science of preventing and treating injury and violence by linking your Amazon cart to AmazonSmile now:

    1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com
    2. Sign in using your amazon.com log-in details
    3. Under the section, "choose one of our spotlight charities," there is a blank field to "select your own charitable organization."
    4. In the "select your own..." field, type in the following with no abbreviations: "Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research." Select the listing when prompted.
    5. Be sure to review the instructions, "Learn how to Generate Donations," for specifics on eligible product purchases.
    6. You are ready to shop using AmazonSmile and raise funds for SAVIR.

  • 13 Jan 2017 10:35 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    New Solicitation: Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence


    Office of Justice Programs sent this bulletin at 01/12/2017 02:00 PM EST


    NIJ seeks applications for funding for investigator-initiated research and evaluation projects related to reducing firearms violence and understanding the causes and effects of firearms violence. This solicitation aims to strengthen NIJ’s knowledge base and improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications for reducing firearms violence. This solicitation is focused specifically on producing research related to intentional, interpersonal firearms violence.


    The deadline for applications under this funding opportunity is March 24.


    This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. See also NIJ.gov’s solicitation FAQ page.


  • 10 Jan 2017 8:55 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)
    Injury Prevention is currently searching for a new Editor-in-Chief. The application deadline is 28th February 2017. More information is available at http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/site/misc/IPEICAdvertDec2016.pdf.

     


  • 12 Dec 2016 9:03 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The Injury Surveillance Workgroup 9 (ISW9) at the Safe States Alliance, is excited to announce the availability of the newest ISW report: The Transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM: Guidance for Analysis and Reporting of Injuries by Mechanism and Intent.  Click here for the report. 

  • 18 Nov 2016 1:20 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    View the full ad here.


    The Center for Injury Research and Policy, located in The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital, is seeking applicants for two post-doctoral fellows (behavioral science, epidemiology). The center (www.injurycenter.org) is one of 9 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers.

    Apply:
    http://tinyurl.com/zvo9aal
    • Contact: Motao.Zhu@NationwideChildrens.org
    • Start date: fall 2016, spring 2017, or summer 2017

  • 07 Nov 2016 10:28 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Injury Prevention Professionals Needed!

    Join an award winning team as it sets the pace for injury prevention and trauma care in the rapidly developing Middle East country of Qatar!

    The Injury Prevention Program at the Hamad General Hospital Trauma Center needs two experienced injury prevention professionals to conduct ground breaking research and implement programs to help prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries from trauma. Two positions are available

    Injury Prevention Assistant Director

    Responsibilities: Assists the Director for Injury Prevention to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate Injury Prevention Programs

    • Provides public education and engagement;
    • Analyze, trend and report injury data to diverse stakeholders;
    • Plan and manage public health programs and coordinate with local and global partners

    Salary Range: 37,560 -71,826 USD annual, tax-free, & based on qualifications

    Employment Benefits: free housing; free health insurance; transportation allowance

    Education:

    • Essential: MD and/or equivalent
    • Preferred: Master of Public Health Degree (MPH) and/or PhD (Doctor of Public Health)

    Experience:

    • Essential: 3-5 years
    • Preferred: Direct patient care and/or public health, or healthcare project management with one year research or clinical or community work experience. Previous peer-reviewed academic publication.

    Languages: Fluent in English [essential] and Arabic [preferred].
    Computer Skills: Experience with statistical software packages (I.e SPSS) preferred

    Injury Prevention Coordinator

    Responsibilities: Assists the Injury Prevention Director & Assistant Director in the conduct, coordination, delivery and day-to-day oversight of the Injury Prevention Programs

    • Provides public education and outreach
    • Assists in data analysis, trending and reporting

    Salary: 23,000 -43,000 USD; tax-free, & based on qualifications
    Employment Benefits: housing allowance; free health insurance; transportation allowance

    Education:

    • Essential: Bachelors Degree in a health-related field Preferred: Medical Doctor Degree (MD) and/or Master of Public Health Degree (MPH)

    Experience:

    • Essential: 2-3 years
    • Preferred: Clinical internship plus one year research or clinical or field (community care) experience. Previous peer-reviewed academic publication.

    Languages: English [essential intermediate] and Arabic [preferred intermediate].

    If interested in either position, please send a letter of interest and CV to:
    Rafael J. Consunji MD MPH,
    Director, Hamad Injury Prevention Program
    Consultant, Trauma Surgery Section
    Department of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital
    Doha, Qatar
    rconsunji@hamad.qa

  • 05 Oct 2016 11:57 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INJURY PREVENTION
    Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC)
    Injury Control Research Center (ICRC)


    West Virginia University (WVU), invites applications for an Associate Professor to serve as core faculty in the WVU Injury Control Research Center (ICRC). WVU’s ICRC is 1 of only 10 such CDC-funded centers, nationwide, with its primary mission to advance the science and practice of injury prevention and control through research, education, outreach and service.


    The ICRC, though an entity within the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) at WVU (http://home.hsc.wvu.edu/), is housed at an off-campus facility in Morgantown, West Virginia. Within the HSC, the ICRC is currently co-sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Public Health with its Director reporting to the Vice President and Executive Dean for the Health Sciences Center. The ICRC maintains a focus on outcomes affecting the populations of West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region with a broader goal of serving as a national resource for injury prevention programs. WVU’s ICRC maintains an active portfolio of projects addressing drug overdoses and poisonings, suicide prevention, interpersonal and intimate partner violence, motor-vehicle-related injuries, and falls among the elderly.


    As core faculty at the ICRC, the selected candidate will contribute to the ICRC’s research, education and outreach activities. The selected candidate will be expected to provide leadership for assessing implementation of injury prevention programs, conduct original research in the candidate’s area of expertise, disseminate research findings through publication and presentation and teach at the graduate or undergraduate level (pending appointment within an appropriate academic department). Additional information on the research, education and outreach activities of the ICRC, and our affiliated faculty members can be found at: http://publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu/icrc/home/


    Qualified applicants will hold a PhD, MD or other terminal degree with at least five years of experience in injury prevention by the time of appointment. Experience and interest in other areas of injury research will also be considered. Advanced expertise in the areas of implementation or translational science is desired. Applicants with advanced knowledge in Implementation Science and expertise in these focus areas are encouraged to apply. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level with advanced knowledge in Implementation Science and injury prevention research may be considered.


    This position is being supported through collaboration with the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). WVCTSI and its partners are recipients of an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) award to build clinical and translational research infrastructure to address improvement of health outcomes in West Virginia. Additional information on the WVCTSI is available at: http://www.wvctsi.org.


    WVU is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with approximately 22,500 undergraduates plus 6,600 graduate and professional students. The HSC includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health. Patient care facilities include a 460-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, and a 70-bed psychiatric hospital. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest.


    Review of applications will commence upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should apply at: jobs.wvu.edu with a cover letter of interest, current CV and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references. If you have any questions regarding this position/process, please feel free to contact Carol Smith, Executive Recruiter at cbsmith@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-293-4512.


    WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

  • 09 Sep 2016 10:24 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Masculinity and Violence Webinar Wednesday, September 14


    Building off of one of the most popular presentations at this year's Healing Justice Alliance conference, Ricky Baccare, of Healing Hurt People- Philadelphia, will present September's webinar. We hope you will join us; you can register here.


    Masculinity and Violence: Trauma, Control, & The Pressures of Masculinity

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Noon PST (90 minutes)


    This webinar delves into the way people, particularly men, internalize beliefs around gender and how the pressures of performing masculinity interact with feelings of self-esteem, shame, control, and coping with trauma. Connections between masculinity and violence will be explored, including strategies for creating safe and healing spaces for all people that acknowledge intersectional identities, struggle, and resilience.


    Register here: https://uic-cureviolence.webex.com/uic-cureviolence/onstage/g.php?MTID=e939df2d77be997a171167ab58398a7c9


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