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  • 02 Nov 2015 3:55 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    How Injury Prevention Research Saves Lives
    Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN
    November 17, 2015

    In the United States, injuries kill more people between the ages of 1 and 44 than any other disease. To put this in perspective, each day 480 people die from injuries, one person every 3 minutes.  This is the equivalent of a Boeing 777 crashing each day. Of course not everyone who is injured dies. Millions of people are hospitalized or treated in emergency departments. All of this comes at a cost, which was $617 billion in 2013...

    View the full article at http://www.researchamerica.org/blog/how-injury-prevention-research-saves-lives

  • 02 Nov 2015 2:57 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Behavior Science at West Virginia University (WVU) through the WVU Research Corporation


    West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health, Injury Control Research Center, and Department of Epidemiology is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Behavior Science.


    Eligibility: A PhD in health behavior, health education, sociology, psychology or a related field, and experience in research with peer-reviewed articles


    Features of the postdoctoral fellowship:

    • Responsibilities: apply the Integrated Behavioral Model or Theory of Planned Behavior to study the use of a cell phone app in reducing driver cell phone usage
    • Grant involvement in NIH- and CDC-funded R01 and R21 studies
    1. NIH R21: A phone app to reduce cell phone usage among young drivers: a pilot study
    2. NIH R01: Licensing laws, mobility, and traffic safety among older adults
    3. NIH R01: Do cell phone laws reduce calling, texting, and crashes among young drivers?
    4. CDC R21: Disparities in cell phone law effectiveness across population subgroups and geographic regions
    • Research opportunities and support from the WVU Injury Control Research Center (one of only 10 such centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nationwide)
    • Faculty mentor: Motao Zhu, MD, PhD with multiple grants and excellence in teaching award
    • Opportunities to work with an epidemiologist, post-doctoral fellow, and doctoral and masters’ students
    • Education resources at the WVU School of Public Health and other schools
    • Opportunities for participating in workshops or taking summer courses nationwide
    • WVU School of Public Health is the recipient of the 2013 Chapter of the Year from Delta Omega, the honorary society for graduate students in public health
    • Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small cities/college towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and close proximity to major cities including Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC
    • Competitive salary and benefits package offered; position is open until filled


    To apply for this position, please visit the website of the West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources Division: http://hr.research.wvu.edu. Once there, click on “View Jobs” link. Refer to Job Requisition # 15-0140 and job title above. The full position description can be viewed at this website.


    If questions, contact: dfulaytar@hsc.wvu.edu


  • 02 Nov 2015 2:51 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology at West Virginia University (WVU)  through the WVU Research Corporation


    West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health, Injury Control Research Center, and the Departmentof Epidemiology is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in Injury Epidemiology.


    Eligibility: A PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related field, and experience in research with peer-reviewed articles


    Features of the postdoctoral fellowship:

    • Responsibilities: analyze data, develop publications, develop grants
    • Grant involvement in NIH- and CDC-funded R01 and R21 studies
    1. NIH R01: Licensing laws, mobility, and traffic safety among older adults
    2. NIH R01: Do cell phone laws reduce calling, texting, and crashes among young drivers?
    3. NIH R21: A phone app to reduce cell phone usage among young drivers: a pilot study
    4. CDC R21: Disparities in cell phone law effectiveness across population subgroups and geographic regions
    • Research opportunities and support from the WVU Injury Control Research Center (one of only 10 such centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nationwide)
    • Faculty mentor: Motao Zhu, MD, PhD with multiple grants and excellence in teaching award
    • Opportunities to work with an epidemiologist, post-doctoral fellow, and doctoral and masters’ students
    • Educational resources at WVU School of Public Health and other schools
    • Opportunities for participating in workshops or taking summer courses nationwide
    • WVU School of Public Health is the recipient of the 2013 Chapter of the Year from Delta Omega, the honorary society for graduate students in public health
    • Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small cities/college towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and close proximity to major cities including Pittsburgh, PA and Washington DC
    • Competitive salary and benefits package offered; position is open until filled

    To apply for this position, please visit the website of the West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources Division: http://hr.research.wvu.edu. Once there, click on “View Jobs” link. Refer to Job Requisition # 15-0139 and job title above. The full position description can be viewed at this website.


    If questions, contact: dfulaytar@hsc.wvu.edu

  • 29 Oct 2015 7:53 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    National Safety Council Accepting Nominations for Green Cross for Safety Awards

    • Recipients have advanced safety at work, in homes and communities or in transportation
    • Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its prestigious Green Cross for Safety awards presented to individuals and organizations that have advanced safety at work, in homes and communities or in transportation. Winners will have a model for continuous improvement while also demonstrating the effectiveness of their actions, the value of their initiative and the impact it has had on others.

    • “Unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., and every fatality is preventable,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “Saving lives requires dedicated individuals, groups and organizations. The Green Cross for Safety nominees will have a passion for safety and a track record of accomplishment.”

    • Awards will be presented in the following categories:

    • Safety Excellence - Recognizing a corporation, coalition or organization that created a life-saving and injury-preventing safety solution. Results must demonstrate benefit to the greater good.

    • Safety Innovation – Recognizing an individual, corporation, coalition or organization that has achieved evidence-based success by taking an innovative approach to solving a safety challenge.

    • Safety Advocate – Recognizing an individual who has made a significant personal impact on a safety issue to raise awareness and prevent further injuries and deaths.
    • Visit greencross.nsc.org to nominate or learn more. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2016. Winners will be selected in March and honored at a gala on May 12, 2016, in Chicago.

    • About the National Safety Council
    • Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public on the leading causes of unintentional death, with a focus on distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council’s flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

    • Connect with NSC:
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  • 27 Oct 2015 1:29 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)
    SAVIR would like to congratulate our injury colleagues, Billie Weiss and Daniel Webster, on receiving prestigious awards from the American Public Health Association (APHA). Billie Weiss, MPH, founder of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles and former director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Injury and Violence Prevention Program, will receive the Victor Seidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace. Daniel Webster, ScD, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will receive the David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health. Both will be awarded at APHA’s 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago. We applaud their dedication to the field of injury and violence prevention.


  • 06 Oct 2015 9:34 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Building Effective Mentoring Relationships


    DATE & TIME


    Thursday, October 29, 12noon Eastern, 11am Central, 10am Mountain, 9am Pacific

    (Duration: 1 hour)


    HOW TO REGISTER


    Register online at:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2475423254632997890


    WEBINAR DESCRIPTION


    Mentoring is a dynamic reciprocal relationship in a work environment between an advanced career incumbent (mentor) and a less experienced professional (protégé) aimed at promoting the development and fulfillment of both (Healy 1990). All of us have likely served as both a mentee and a mentor at various times in our careers. Effective mentoring is identified as one of several determinants of success in an academic research environment. Effective mentors are not born that way. Effective mentoring consists of a set of skills that can be learned. Using materials from a proven effective curriculum in mentor training, this webinar will review some of the essential skills of effective mentors and introduce participants to resources that they can use to improve their research mentoring.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES


    Participants will:

    Learn to identify different communication styles, including their own, and how to adapt their style to meet the needs of their mentee.

    Learn how to effectively establish expectations for a mentoring relationship and to clearly communicate those expectations.

    Identify web-based resources to enhance their mentoring practice.


    WHO SHOULD ATTEND


    Public health and mental health professionals

    Medical care providers

    Harm reduction advocates

    Injury prevention specialists and researchers

    Law makers/Legislators


    PRESENTER


    Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE. Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Director, Office of Clinical and Translational Research, The Children¹s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.


    Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE is Professor of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is the Director of Clinical and Translational Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, a member of the Division of Emergency Medicine, and an Associate Scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BA), Northwestern University (MD), and University of Pennsylvania (MSCE), and has been on the University of Pennsylvania faculty for over 20 years as a clinician and scientist.


    Dr. Durbin is an internationally recognized injury epidemiologist whose research has focused on the prevention of motor vehicle occupant injuries to children and the prevention of teen driver crashes. He served as the co-principal investigator of Partners for Child Passenger Safety, an innovative academic/ industry partnership that resulted in the world’s largest child-focused motor vehicle crash surveillance system. He was also the co-PI of the CIREN site at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the PI of several studies done in collaboration with NHTSA known as the National Child Occupant Special Study. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, has given lectures at dozens of scientific meetings and academic institutions worldwide, and has served on the Committee for Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics during which time he was the lead author on the Academy’s revised policy statement on child passenger safety. His research has been recognized by a number of organizations with several awards, including the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 05 Oct 2015 1:47 PM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)


    Occupational Research in Motor Vehicle Safety


    DATE & TIME


    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 

    3:00 PM EST/2:00 PM CST to 4:00 PM EST/3:00 PM CST


    HOW TO REGISTER


    Register online at:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2875560825966728961


    WEBINAR DESCRIPTION


    This webinar will feature motor vehicle research presented at the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium, hosted by NIOSH and co-sponsored by SAVIR in Mary 2015. It will focus on national and international research in occupational road safety, including organizational-level approaches to influencing driver behaviors and performance, a naturalistic driving intervention study to reduce risky driving behaviors among truck drivers, and use of statewide data to examine occupational motor vehicle injuries.


    WHO SHOULD ATTEND


    ·         Injury researchers

    ·         Occupational safety researchers and practitioners

    ·         Public health professionals

    ·         Epidemiologists

    ·         Students


    LIST OF PRESENTERS


    Jennifer Bell, PhD, Research Epidemiologist, Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC


    Terry Bunn, PhD, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Kentucky


    Sharon Newnam, PhD


    Stephanie Pratt, PhD (moderator), Coordinator, Center for Motor Vehicle Safety, Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC

     

  • 02 Oct 2015 8:43 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Pediatric Injury Research Training Program Opportunity

    Seattle, Washington, USA


    The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA are offering post-doctoral training in Pediatric Injury Research, with positions available for summer/fall, 2016. This training program is funded through a US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) T-32 grant.


    The goal of this training program is to prepare US investigators to specialize in pediatric injury research and develop productive academic scientists and scholars in this field. We define injury research broadly to include intentional violence and unintentional injury. Relevant research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential.


    The Program includes coursework, seminars and an intensively mentored research experience. We will provide trainees with methodological knowledge and practical skills for conducting high quality interdisciplinary research in an environment that infuses them with the excitement of research, and nurtures early career development. We believe that our graduates will become research leaders prepared to conduct interdisciplinary research using the highest ethical standards and capitalizing on state of the art research methods.


    The Training Program is two years in length, with the option of a third year for exceptionally productive trainees. A Master of Public Health or Master of Science degree is available as part of the Training Program.


    Post-doctoral level scholars are welcome from all health professions, and specialties within those professions including pediatrics, surgery, dentistry, urology, rehabilitation medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesia/critical care, psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology, health services, public health, social work, nursing and health economics. Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals, or an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possesses an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551), or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident prior to appointment. Individuals with temporary or student visas are not eligible.


    Interested individuals should contact Dr. Fred Rivara (fpr@uw.edu) 206-744-9449 or Dr. Monica Vavilala (vavilala@uw.edu) 206-744-9454.



    Click here for an application form


    Click here for a referree evaluation form


  • 08 Sep 2015 8:34 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    Director, Injury Control Research Center

    West Virginia University


    West Virginia University (WVU) seeks a proven and dynamic leader who is an accomplished researcher in the fields of injury and/or violence control and prevention, to serve as the next Director of the WVU Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) – one of ten CDC-funded injury centers nationwide.  This recruitment is intended to facilitate a smooth transition in leadership, as the current Director will remain on the WVU faculty and will work closely with the new Director following selection of the successful applicant.  


    The ICRC is located within the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC), in Morgantown, West Virginia http://home.hsc.wvu.edu/. Within the HSC, the ICRC is co-sponsored by the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.  The ICRC maintains a specific focus on serving the populations of West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region, and the associated injury priorities of drug overdoses and poisonings, motor-vehicle-related injuries, and falls among the elderly. Applicants with experience with these priority populations and expertise in these focus areas are highly desired and strongly encouraged to apply. However, applications from those with expertise in any of the seven focus areas of the ICRC will also be accepted.  Additional information on the research, education and outreach activities and priorities of the ICRC, and our affiliated faculty members can be found at: http://publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu/icrc/home/


    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. 


    As Director of the ICRC, the selected applicant will assume the role of principal investigator on our existing CDC-supported center grant (pending approval from CDC).  The Director has specific authority to carry out all requirements of the center grant and primary oversight for all aspects of the Center’s operation including its research agenda, training and education program, and community outreach activities. The Director is expected to lead a program that successfully integrates research, intervention development, evaluation and translation efforts in a holistic approach to fatal and nonfatal injury prevention.  The Director is also expected to maintain his/her own active research portfolio and guide the further development and expansion of the Center.  Candidates should have a record of excellence in research and teaching in relevant areas, as well as a track record of leadership within an academic setting.  The position comes with a competitive salary and start-up package.  A faculty appointment in an appropriate school and department within the WVU HSC will be provided, commensurate with the individual’s background and experience.


    The Director position will remain open until filled.  Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, electronically to Carol Smith, Executive Recruiter, at cbsmith@hsc.wvu.edu with a cover letter of interest, current CV, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references. Interested candidates may contact the chair of the search committee, Mr. Herbert Linn, at hlinn2@hsc.wvu.edu or (304) 293-0226 with any further questions about this position.


    WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.  

  • 18 Aug 2015 10:04 AM | Ali Kimbrell (Administrator)

    The Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) at CHOP is hosting a free webinar, Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home, Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00).  Gun violence is a complex public health issue in the U.S., and those who counsel families about child access to guns in the home play a pivotal role in keeping children optimally safe.


    This webinar will provide: 

    • Facts and statistics about firearm injury among children and factors that place them at increased risk
    • Policy landscape related to the prevention of child access to guns
    • Appropriate ages and messages for anticipatory guidance
    • Practical strategies start the conversation with parents about safe storage of guns and ammunition
    • How to access resources on this topic


    Moderator: 

    • Joel Fein, MD, MPH, co-director of VPI and CHOP attending physician in Emergency Medicine with expertise in violence prevention


    Presenters: 

    • Michael Nance, MD, FACS, FAAP, director of Pediatric Trauma Program, attending surgeon in CHOP's busy level 1 trauma center, and a VPI Fellow
    • Mary Fabio, MD, general practice attending physician in the CHOP Care Network, practicing in West Philadelphia, and co-director of CHOP's Refugee Health Program


    Date and Time:

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)


    Click here to register for the webinar and for more information.


    Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested in attending.

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, Alabama 35216 USA
P: +001-205-823-6106
F: +001-205-823-2760


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