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  • 11 Feb 2019 10:26 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Grants to Support New Investigators in Addressing Cross-Cutting Violence Prevention and Opioid Overdose Prevention (K01)
    FOA
    : RFA-CE-19-006
    LOI Due
    : February 28, 2019 (optional)  
    Full Proposals Due
    : April 1, 2019 (March 22 in OSP/BMRA)
    Award Amount
    : up to $100,000 per year
    Award Duration
    : up to 2 years
    Eligibility: Current PIs on CDC or NIH awards are not eligible; see FOA for details

    The purpose of this NCIPC Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in cross-cutting violence prevention or opioid overdose prevention research leading to research independence. NCIPC supports K01 grants to help ensure the availability of an adequate number and diversity of highly trained scientists to address critical public health research questions to prevent violence and injury. Applicants are expected to identify an experienced mentor who will supervise the proposed career development and research experience. The proposed research should be consistent with the applicant's current level of research experience and expertise, and should focus on cross-cutting violence prevention or opioid overdose prevention.


  • 28 Jan 2019 9:43 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD funded Firearm-safety Among Children & Teens consortium) is recruiting one or two outstanding early-career stage research investigators to undertake an intensive two-year postdoctoral program of mentored, applied research focusing on the nature and prevention of firearm injuries among children and adolescents. Positions will be awarded on a competitive basis to individuals who have completed a doctoral degree program (M.D., Ph.D., D.Ph., or equivalent) and have demonstrated commitment and interest in Firearm Safety and Prevention research, either as their primary career focus or as an element of a broader research career. The primary age group of interest for this research funding and training opportunity is children and adolescents.


    Fellowships are offered by the Firearm-safety Among Children & Teens consortium. Our program of research for firearm safety will be the core activity of the fellowship. Specific areas of interest for research include the epidemiology of pediatric firearm injuries, risk and protective factors, primary and secondary prevention of unintentional, self-inflicted and intentional firearm injuries, the prevention of long-term sequelae of firearm injuries, and attention to disparities defined in any number of ways. This initiative is led by Rebecca Cunningham, M.D. and Marc Zimmerman Ph.D. at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Additional sites for training and mentorship opportunities are available from Co-investigators Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH at the University of Washington and David Hemenway, Ph.D. at Harvard School of Public Health. The Principal investigators and senior co-investigators represent many of the disciplines appropriate to the study and prevention of firearm injuries among children: medicine, epidemiology, public health, psychiatry/psychology, and economics.

    Fellows will collaborate in ongoing research that is being conducted as a component of this consortium and will have an opportunity to collaborate both on these ongoing projects within the initiative and through analyses of their own, all with mentoring by study core investigators. The specific content of each fellowship will be tailored to meet the goals and objectives of the fellow. The University of Michigan, Harvard University, and University of Washington provide a robust program of courses, seminars, and other learning and teaching opportunities for postdoctoral scholars. Investigators are actively involved in catalyzing the science of childhood firearm injury prevention with the overarching goal of reducing firearm injuries among children and fellows will be expected to participate in this important work.


    We are accepting applications for appointments beginning in the summer/fall of 2019. Flexible start dates depending on candidate’s needs are negotiable. The fellowship will provide a full-time postdoctoral scholar salary and benefits. Candidates should provide a cover letter describing their goals and qualifications for the fellowship, specific research interests, and career plans; a CV; three references; and copies of two published papers or other recent examples of their scholarly work. Materials should be sent by email to Lynn Massey, LMSW, Managing Director, at facts-team@med.umich.edu. Please use the subject line “Fellowship Application.”


    Applications are due by March 1, 2019. We look forward to hearing from you.


  • 08 Dec 2018 11:56 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

    Safe States Seeks a Consultant to Support the

    Planning and Facilitation of a Surveillance Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment Process

     

    Safe States is requesting proposals for a qualified consultant and facilitator to guide a group of subject matter experts through a surveillance gap analysis and needs assessment process. The goal of this process is to identify specific solutions for improving the surveillance of recreational boat passsender injuries and fatalities.


    The surveilance gap analysis and needs assessment process will include a series of preparatory virtual discussions (up to four), all of which will culminate in a two-day in-person roundtable meeting. The meeting is tentatively scheduled to take place in June or June 2019 in Atlanta, GA.


    DEADLINE TO RESPOND: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:59AM EST


    LEARN MORE



  • 08 Dec 2018 11:33 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Call for Proposals

    Deadline: January 31, 2019 @ 3 pm CST


    The Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention (COIVPP) is partnering with CATCH to sponsor two projects. COIVPP aims to reduce the number of injuries, whether intentional or unintentional, to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. COIVPP believe injuries to children can and should be prevented and pediatricians play an important role in helping families, youth, and their communities optimize safety. COIVPP encourages trainees to actively engage in injury prevention efforts in their community and clinical practice and will sponsor projects that address leading causes of morbidity and mortality due to injury.


    The COIVPP is sponsoring two $2000 grants for resident-led projects addressing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality due to injury. Proposals will be accepted through January 31, 2019, and recipients will be notified by May 2019 for projects starting by July 1.


    A webinar will be offered on December 17 at 12:00 pm central and 8:00 pm central with helpful guidance on writing a strong proposal. You can join by using this link: https://aap.webex.com/meet/hbarrett.


    For more details, or to search examples of past funded projects, visit the CATCH website.

     

    Download the Resident Call for Proposals for more info or click here to apply.


    More about CATCH

    CATCH is a national initiative of AAP. For 25 years, CATCH has supported pediatricians and communities to improve children’s health outcomes. CATCH has developed successful models and a solid infrastructure to support innovative pediatrician-led health projects in diverse communities and settings. 86% of CATCH projects are sustained after initial funding


  • 16 Nov 2018 2:39 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for one full time Transportation Safety Evaluation Field Employee to work for a 7 month assignment (with possibility of extension) to lead evaluation efforts on global road safety projects and co-lead the evaluation of a Teen Driver Safety Program. The field employee(s) will be hired by the CDC Foundation and assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Chamblee campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The position will be located in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

    Resumes will be accepted through November 23, 2018.

    More detailed information about the position can be found at the following link:

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=e3932d5d-76d7-4cf9-8aa5-0c23d5c4dbac&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US&type=MP

    (Click the position titled “Transportation Safety Evaluation Specialist.”)

    (Requisition # 1117)


  • 16 Nov 2018 2:33 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) at the Dornsife School of Public Health invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek applicants committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research on the environmental and occupational determinants of health, consistent with the School’s mission of promoting health as a human right, improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies. The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field, demonstrate strong potential for securing external funding, and experience in, or potential for, high-quality teaching and mentoring. We value diversity among the members of our Department and School.


    The Department currently offers a Master of Public Health degree in EOH and a Master of Science degree in EOH Sciences. The Department has 12 research, teaching, or clinical faculty from a range of disciplines. Research funding comes from NIH, CDC, FEMA, other federal and state agencies, private foundations, and industry. Current faculty expertise in EOH includes environmental epidemiology, exposure science, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, injury prevention, occupational health psychology, public health preparedness, and risk communication. We are soliciting applications broadly, from candidates with expertise in any area of environmental and occupational health.


    The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University is a CEPH-accredited School of Public Health in Philadelphia, under the leadership of Dean Ana Diez Roux. In 2015, the School received a naming gift to expand the faculty, and to build new research and educational programs. Drexel University is the sixteenth-largest private university in the nation, with more than 22,000 students and 8,000 employees. Drexel offers undergraduate and advanced degrees in engineering, architecture, media arts design, business, law, medicine, nursing, public health, and other fields. The University's goal to become "the most civically-engaged university in America" drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners. Drexel is within a short walk of the Amtrak and regional rail stations in the University City section of Philadelphia, a vibrant city with a rich array of health care, educational, and arts institutions.


    The confidential application process requires a cover letter, describing relevant experience and goals, and curriculum vitae, which should be submitted via Drexel Jobs (www.drexeljobs .com). Please search by Department 6904, requisition #9346.


    Interested candidates may direct any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Jane E. Clougherty (jec373@drexel.edu). Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate has been identified, although we will begin reviewing submissions in late December 2018. Three letters of reference will ultimately be required for finalist candidates. The successful candidate would ideally start on September 1, 2019.


    Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices, and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community


  • 25 Oct 2018 4:35 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, invites applications for a position in Population Health and Health Equity Research at the tenure-track Assistant/Associate or Full Professor levels. Scientific leadership opportunities exist for mid- to senior-level researchers with the appropriate level of demonstrated experience. Specifically, qualified persons may also serve in a leadership role (e.g., an Associate Director) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) Program, a national program providing support and training to a network of researchers and community leaders conducting action-oriented research to advance a Culture of Health in the United States. As a member of the IRL leadership team, the incumbent will have the opportunity to provide strategic direction to a new national program and provide mentoring and support to population health researchers across the U.S. The national program office for the IRL program is based at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, which includes the Divisions of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Community Health, and Health Policy and Management. The tenure home for the candidate will be in the division that most closely aligns with their academic interests and training.

    We are interested in applicants who conduct methodologically rigorous research to advance the field of population health and promote health equity. We are open to applicants from any population health-related discipline (e.g., health policy, epidemiology, sociology, economics, demography), and to applicants with expertise in different research methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods. Areas of methodological focus might include: (1) community-engaged research methodologies; (2) program or policy evaluation; and/or (3) implementation, translation and dissemination of programs, policies, and practices to advance health equity. Ideal applicants should have strong understanding of causal inference and appreciation of interdisciplinary research and a range of engaged methodologies. Our interest in health equity ranges across multiple dimensions (e.g., socioeconomic status, racial, ethnic, indigenous, rural, LGBTQ), structural racism, and the social determinants of health. 

    For more information:

    Tenure-track: https://z.umn.edu/jobopening326810
    With Tenure: https://z.umn.edu/jobopening326812


  • 25 Oct 2018 4:33 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    To help support NHTSA and others during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Prevent Child Injury has released a free toolkit that focuses on the need to keep educating teen drivers even after they get their licenses. The toolkit materials are designed to complement NHTSA’s “Rules of the Road” campaign and include a sample press release, newsletter/blog article, social media posts, graphics, and a Pinterest board. The toolkit also offers a list of trusted resources from other groups, making it easy to find great materials to share with the communities you work with.

     

    Toolkit link: https://www.preventchildinjury.org/toolkits/national-teen-driver-safety-week


  • 11 May 2018 2:19 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is pleased to release a new open online course on Injury Prevention for Children and Teens. In The course features powerful, concise, up-to-date lectures, interviews, and demonstrations from a multidisciplinary panel of nationally-recognized injury prevention experts.


    Enrolled participants will be exposed to the following topics:

    • Epidemiology, Surveillance, Risk and Protective Factors, Theory for Child and Adolescent Injuries.
    • Intentional Injuries: Child Maltreatment, Peer/Violence Bullying, Dating/Sexual Violence, Firearm Safety, Suicide
    • Transportation Safety: Infant/Child Passenger Safety; Teen Driving
    • Sports Injury Prevention (Concussion)
    • Pediatric/Adolescent Substance Use
    • Early Childhood Unintentional Injury
    • Advocacy


    Free CME is available for learners also.


    For more information visit: www.edx.org/course/injury-prevention-for-children-teens



  • 09 May 2018 2:22 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)


    Summer Institute Scholarship Information

    John F. Finklea Scholarship

    Through the generosity of the John F. Finklea Fellowship from the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, two students will receive scholarship money that can be applied to tuition, room and board, and travel expenses to the 2018 Advanced Summer Institute, “Using Evidence in Practice" (not to exceed $1,750 per student). The Finklea Scholarship is open to all attendees. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend and participate in the entire Summer Institute.


    To be considered for a scholarship, please submit a curriculum vita or resume, and a brief statement describing why you want to attend the Institute and how it will help your career in injury prevention (500 word maximum) to:


    Edith Jones

    Johns Hopkins University

    624 N. Broadway, Hampton House, Room 554

    Baltimore, Maryland 21205


    The application deadline is May 22, 2018. A committee of Institute faculty will make selections and all applicants will be notified if they are an awardee or not by May 25, 2018. To reserve your spot in the course, you may register for it without paying until you receive notification.


    For more information, contact:

    Edith Jones

    Senior Administrative Coordinator

    Tel. 410-955-2221

    ejones10@jhu.edu


    Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM

    Scholarship Chair

    agielen1@jhu.edu


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