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  • 18 Nov 2015 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    The December 2015 “From SAVIR” column in the journal, Injury Prevention, was prepared by Dr. Valerie Maholmes, Chief of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In this column, Dr. Maholmes describes strategic goals and initiatives for the pediatric trauma program in childhood injury and violence prevention research.


    Injury Prevention is the official journal of SAVIR and offers SAVIR the opportunity to publish the “From SAVIR” column. The goal of the column is to highlight SAVIR activities and/or accomplishments and identify important issues for the field.


  • 18 Nov 2015 10:28 AM | Anonymous
    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, received 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, received the David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health. Both were awarded at APHA’s 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition in Chicago. We applaud their dedication to the field of injury and violence prevention.


  • 18 Nov 2015 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    We are soliciting interest for chairs and members of the new Communications Committee. Committee membership is a great way to get involved with SAVIR and meet fellow SAVIR members. The purpose of the Communications Committee is to help foster collaborative activities within the membership as well as promote SAVIR to its external partners, interested parties and the public. The Communications Committee will provide strategies and structure for delivering information and elevating SAVIR’s presence.


    SAVIR members eligible to serve on committee: Active SAVIR members in all membership categories.


    Examples of Committee actions:

    • Collaborate with the President-Elect to facilitate the From SAVIR column and Podcasts with the journal, Injury Prevention
    • Manage SAVIR Facebook page and Twitter account
    • Develop standardized communication strategies with the membership (e.g. eblasts, newsletters)
    • Assist in promoting SAVIR activities such as the conference, webinars and workshops


    If you are interested in shaping and participating in this new committee, please contact Kate McDonald at mcdonalc@nursing.upenn.edu.


  • 02 Nov 2015 3:55 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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:
    • Facebook 
    • Twitter 
    • LinkedIn 
    • YouTube



  • 27 Oct 2015 1:29 PM | Anonymous
    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous


    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

     

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