• 26 Mar 2015 10:34 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Epidemiology in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau has just posted an advertisement for a GS-14 epidemiologist.

    Applications will be accepted through March 30th, 2015.

    The position is open to the following kinds of applicants: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; and individuals with disabilities. Military Spouses are encouraged to apply (Click here for more information).

    The details for the announcement can be found in the following link:

  • 25 Mar 2015 12:55 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Robertson Fellowship in Violence Prevention Research

    Violence Research Program
    University of California, Davis


    We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Robertson Fellowship, an intensive one- or two-year postdoctoral program of mentored, applied research in the nature and prevention of violence from a public health perspective. The Robertson Fellowship is available on a competitive basis to individuals who have completed a doctoral degree program (PhD, DrPH, MD) and are making a long-term commitment to violence research, either as their primary career focus or in conjunction with a career in a clinical health profession.


    The Robertson Fellowship is offered by the Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) at the University of California, Davis. VPRP helped develop the public health approach to violence prevention. Our program of research on firearm violence is internationally recognized as among the best of its kind, and firearm violence remains a major area of interest. We are now expanding in size and scope, adding new areas of emphasis in alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, and the social factors that determine risk for violence and many other health problems. VPRP’s director is Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, an emergency physician and one of the nation’s leading firearm violence researchers and policy experts. We anticipate that Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, an internationally known social epidemiologist with special expertise in violence and substance abuse, will join VPRP as Associate Director in June.


    Robertson Fellows will participate in VPRP’s ongoing research and undertake independent investigation with mentoring by Drs. Wintemute and Cerdá, and by others from a wide variety of fields as appropriate. The specific content of each Fellowship will be tailored to meet the goals and objectives of the Fellow. UC Davis has extensive course offerings in the relevant disciplines and provides a robust program of seminars and other learning and teaching opportunities for postdoctoral scholars. VPRP is actively involved in developing health policy in its areas of expertise, and Fellows will be invited to participate in this important translational work.


    Applications are now being accepted for one or more appointments beginning as soon as the fall of 2015 or as late as the summer of 2016. Appointments are made for one year and are renewable. The Fellowship will provide a competitive full-time postdoctoral scholar salary and benefits; funds for research project expenses and travel to a scientific meeting are available. Candidates should provide a cover letter describing their goals and qualifications for the Fellowship, a CV, contact information for three references, and copies of two published papers or other examples of their scholarly work. Materials should be sent to Pamela Keach, MS, Research Administrator, VPRP, at UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817. Alternatively, materials may be emailed to us at



  • 13 Mar 2015 9:05 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Biostatistics Postdoctoral Fellow

    Position Description: Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) invite applications for an open post-doctoral fellow position. This position is created with funding support from the College of Public Health and the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at NCH, to explore new statistical methodological issues concerning health outcome research and big data analysis. The fellow will work under the joint supervision of Drs. Bo Lu (Division of Biostatistics), Steve MacEachern (Department of Statistics) and Huiyun Xiang (NCH and Division of Epidemiology), and will be supported by a team of epidemiologists and data managers. The general research topic focuses on Bayesian methods for causal inference and the specific topic will be determined based on the mutual interests of the fellow and the advisors. Publications in peer-reviewed journals are expected. This post-doctoral fellow will be officially managed by the NCH Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Fellowship Program. The fellow will have opportunities to participate in pediatric/injury research projects in collaboration with clinical investigators and other post-doctoral fellows. The appointment will be for a two-year period.


    Position Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative fields; interest and track record in statistical methodology research; strong programming skills; working knowledge of Bayesian models or causal inference is a plus; excellent written and oral communication skills.


    Salary/Benefits: Salary will be determined based on years of experience following the NIH National Research Service Award guidelines. This position will be eligible for full time benefits offered to all full time employees at NCH.


    Application Address: Applicants should arrange to send a letter of interest (including a summary of research interests), curriculum vitae, relevant transcripts, up to two publications or working papers, and the contact information for three references as one PDF file to Dr. Bo Lu (Email:; Phone: 614-247-7913).


    Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Applications from historically underrepresented group members, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

  • 13 Mar 2015 9:00 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with research involving health outcomes, including outcomes following paediatric and adult injury and adverse patient safety events.

    Closing date: 29 March 2015 at 11.55pm

    Further information: 

  • 18 Feb 2015 12:50 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)
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  • 22 Jan 2015 3:56 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The University of Pennsylvania has 12-month post-doctoral research fellowships available with lead faculty in vibrant new research centers and adjoining labs [July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016]. The fellowships are supported through the:

    For more information, view the PDF flyer

  • 11 Oct 2014 11:11 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program Fellowship: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, in affiliation with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, has openings for post-doctoral fellows in the Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program starting September 1, 2015. This program is designed to prepare fellows to engage in independent research in child health settings and become leaders in the conduct of patient- and family-centered outcomes research, including clinical trials, observational clinical research, and health services research.

    Current areas of faculty research include, but are not limited to:

    • Adolescent depression and suicide

    • Behavioral economics applied to health outcomes

    • Biological mechanisms of stress and psychopathology

    • Decision making and cost effectiveness of surgical interventions

    • Health literacy and self-management in chronic illness

    • Pediatric trauma outcomes and injury prevention research

    • Innovative interventions to promote resilience in chronic illness

    • Nutrition and developmental outcomes in prematurity

    • Palliative care and bereavement

    • Psychosocial outcomes related to pediatric illness (e.g., cancer, IBD, craniofacial anomalies)

    Fellows will receive training in research methods, grantsmanship, and academic career development. They will also develop and conduct at least one research project with a faculty mentor leading to publications, national presentations, and an external funding proposal. We are seeking doctoral level candidates (e.g., PhD, MD) with pediatric research interests aligned with one or more of the program faculty. Participating faculty are from the Center for Biobehavioral Health, the Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice. Additional information about the training program and faculty research can be found at

    Candidates for these positions must have obtained their doctoral degree by the start date. All fellowships are assumed to be 2 years in duration. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and benefits are competitive. Questions about the program can be emailed to training directors, Dr. Deena Chisolm or Dr. Cynthia Gerhardt

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, its Primary Care Network, and its specialty clinics provide the majority of pediatric care and training opportunities in Central Ohio and serve a population area of over 3 million. Our close working relationship with the Ohio State University allows for expanded training and collaboration beyond the college of medicine with the Colleges of Public Health, Business, Nursing, and others. Columbus, Ohio is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with a population over 1.5 million. For more information about Children’s Hospital and Columbus, Ohio, visit us on the web at  Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Letters of interest stating career goals and qualifications should be mailed with a curriculum vita and three letters of reference. Candidates should clearly state their research interests and preferred mentor. Please send all materials c/o Kamma Smith, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43205, or kamma.smith@nationwidechildrens.orgReview of applications will begin December 1, 2014.

  • 06 Oct 2014 1:23 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    With Deb Houry moving into her new position at the NCIPC, Doug Wiebe has been appointed as the new President of SAVIR.

  • 23 Sep 2014 2:52 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    SAVIR is pleased to announce that Deb Houry has been selected as the New Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), effective October 6, 2014.

    Deb will be stepping down from her current role as SAVIR President at the end of September. She will be replaced by Doug Wiebe, our President-Elect.

    I have truly enjoyed working with SAVIR and getting to know all of you. SAVIR has great potential and is vital for moving injury and violence research forward. I will be stepping down as SAVIR President and turning leadership over to the outstanding hands of Doug Wiebe.
    Deb Houry, MD, MPH

    Please join us in congratulating Deb for being selected to serve in this prestigious position.
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