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  • 23 Nov 2015 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    SAFE STATES ALLIANCE: 2016 Annual Meeting


    *Early registration opens on December 14, 2015*


    Call for Abstracts

    Have you led a project, research or program activity related to any aspect of injury and violence prevention that elevates the culture of safety? If so, we want to hear from you.


    We are now accepting abstracts for the 2016 Annual Meeting until January 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.


    Abstracts of 350 words or less will be accepted for the following formats:

    • Short Oral Presentation
    • Extended Oral Presentation
    • Learning Lab/Training Session
    • Poster

    Access the full set of guidelines and submit your abstract


    Be an Abstract Reviewer

    We need your valuable insight and expertise!


    We are looking for volunteers to review abstracts January 19-27, 2016. Authors planning to submit abstracts are also eligible to serve as reviewers. Additional details about the review process will be provided to volunteers in the coming weeks.


    Apply to be an Abstract Reviewer


    Scholarships Available

    We are committed to supporting and building the future injury and violence prevention workforce.


    The 2016 Annual Meeting is an opportunity for professionals to network with injury and violence prevention professionals from state and local health departments, hospitals, universities, federal agencies, and private organizations; learn new evidence-based skills and strategies; and share their current work with peers in the field of injury and violence prevention.


    We are excited to announce the availability of scholarships to cover the registration fee, travel costs, and lodging for individuals to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting. A limited number of student scholarships are also available. Interested applicants should apply by January 15, 2016.


    Learn more and submit your request


    Stay Informed

    The 2016 Annual Meeting webpage has everything you need to plan your visit to Albuquerque!


    It's never too early to start planning. You can book your room at Hotel Albuquerque-Old Town, apply for a scholarship, submit an abstract, and much more.


    Be sure to check back often for regular updates.


    MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

    Early registration opens on December 14, 2015. All Safe States members receive a special discount on registration fees.

  • 18 Nov 2015 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Call for Applications:


    Research Training Institute (RTI)

    Rochester, New York

    Monday, April 18 to Friday, April 22, 2016


    View the objectives and submission information at http://suicideprevention-icrc-s.org/suicide-research-training-institutes-rti.


  • 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:
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    • 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.


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