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  • 13 Aug 2014 8:32 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    WEB FORUM ON CHANGING THE CONVERSATION
    AROUND GUN VIOLENCE


    Dialogue for Health is hosting its third web forum focused on gun violence. This one looks at changing the conversation in order to move forward. Here's some info from the website:


    In this Web Forum, we will look at some of the underlying reasons that the current political atmosphere and dialogue has created an environment where the two sides of the debate can’t meet at the table to move forward. Furthermore, our panel will offer some ideas and discussion about new ways to frame the issue, in hopes of fostering alignment to create improved policies around gun safety.


    For more information, visit:
    http://www.dialogue4health.org/web-forums/detail/talking-about-gun-violence

  • 30 Jul 2014 8:27 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

     

    SAVIR ANNOUNCES
    AUGUST 19 WEBINAR


    The Importance of Worksite Community-Engagement in Understanding Workplace Violence Prevention Opportunities: Examples from the Hospital Violence Surveillance System Study


    Hosted by the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


    DATE & TIME

    Tuesday, August 19, 11:30am Eastern Time (10:30am Central, 9:30 Mountain, 8:30am Pacific)


    DURATION

    • Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

    DESCRIPTION

    • This webinar will highlight the importance of worksite community-engagement in the context of an ongoing occupational safety and health study focused on hospital workers’ experiences with patient and visitor-perpetrated violence (type II violence).  Using a mixed-methods approach and data from 6 US hospitals, the study explores risk factors for such violence against hospital workers, informs enhanced occupational safety and health surveillance efforts, and points to areas on which type II violence prevention approaches should focus.

    PRESENTERS

    • Ashley Schoenfisch, PhD; Duke University Medical Center
    • Lisa Pompeii, PhD; The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Occupational Safety and Health Researchers
    • Injury Researchers
    • Public Health Professionals
    • Health Care Workers
    • Health Care Administrators
    • those with a general interest in Violence and Injury Research

    HOW TO REGISTER

    Signup online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/41978614366085890

  • 24 Jun 2014 11:09 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

    SAVIR wanted to share with you several upcoming opportunities including a PCORI grant, Coursera course, and of course our upcoming March 2015 meeting in New Orleans. Please share this newsletter with your colleagues and encourage them to join SAVIR. Hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer- please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or feedback at dhoury@emory.edu


    Deb Houry, MD, MPH
    SAVIR President



    SAVIR 2015 CONFERENCE

    View the Call for Abstracts at:
    http://www.savirweb.org/conference

    Submission of Abstracts begins on June 16. 
    Visit the conference website fore more information.



    MAJOR STUDY TO PREVENT FALL-RELATED INJURIES


    PCORI and NIH To Announce Major Study to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries
    PCORI and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health will announce on Wednesday, June 4, the selection of the research team that will carry out a major, five-year, $30 million patient-centered study of the effectiveness of individually tailored care plans to help older individuals avoid falls and related injuries. Every year, roughly one in three older Americans suffers a fall. Although evidence points to effective ways to prevent falls, rates of fall-related injury remain stubbornly high, making falls one of the most common causes of disability and loss of independence among older adults. Details of the new national study and perspectives of key stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, and clinicians, will be shared at a one-hour public briefing via webinar/teleconference, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Register for the event.


    The Power of Partnership in Research: Regional Meeting in Minneapolis
    We're inviting patients, caregivers, healthcare leaders, and other stakeholders in the Midwest and Upper Plains states to join us at our fourth regional engagement workshop, which will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., Thursday, June 19. This event offers an opportunity for individuals from Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming to learn about PCORI, guide us on how to conduct patient-centered clinical comparative effectiveness research, and join us in building a patient-centered research community. View the agenda and register at the workshop page on our website.



    CDC INJURY CENTER PHONE INTERVIEWS

    The Injury Center at CDC is conducting interviews with regular users of their Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) to gain valuable feedback on how WISQARS is being used and how it can be improved.

    For additional information or if you are available to participate in a 60-minute phone interview in June and July regarding WISQARS use, please contact Jennifer Middlebrooks, at the NCIPC, via email (jod5@cdc.gov) or telephone (770) 488-4223.


    Thank you for your consideration.



    COURSERA CLASS ON VIOLENCE

    Pamela Scully and Deb Houry will be teaching a Coursera class this summer on behalf of Emory University. For those of you not familiar with Coursera, it is a "massive open online course," there will be 6 weeks of podcasts, interactive discussion boards and a host of guest speakers.


    There are currently 4,000 enrolled and the goal is to exceed 50,000.


    The class is Understanding Violence:
    Violence is among the top three leading causes of injury and death in the US and globally. We will focus on different disciplinary approaches and perspectives to understanding and potentially preventing violence and end with a project "A day of compassion and action"


    https://www.coursera.org/course/violence



    CONTACT SAVIR

    Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, Alabama 35216
    P: 205-823-6106
    F: 205-823-2760
    savir@primemanagement.net
    http://www.savirweb.org

  • 24 Jun 2014 11:06 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)
     

    Advocacy in Action: Dawn Comstock serves as Expert Panelist at the White House

    On May 29th, 2014 SAVIR member Dr. Dawn Comstock from the Colorado School of Public Health and the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education, and Research (PIPER) Program was invited to participate in the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit as an expert panelist discussing the epidemiology of sports and recreation related concussions among U.S. Youth. The audience invited to attend this event held in the East Room of the White House included leaders from the research, clinical, and public health fields as well as sports governing bodies, policy makers, grass-roots organizations, parent groups, and families of injured athletes. This highlights how injury research can be used to inform the public discourse and future policy-making. Congratulations Dawn!
     

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2014/05/29/president-obama-speaks-concussion-summit

  • 04 Jun 2014 11:05 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)


    PCORI and NIH To Announce Major Study to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries

    PCORI and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health will announce on Wednesday, June 4, the selection of the research team that will carry out a major, five-year, $30 million patient-centered study of the effectiveness of individually tailored care plans to help older individuals avoid falls and related injuries. Every year, roughly one in three older Americans suffers a fall. Although evidence points to effective ways to prevent falls, rates of fall-related injury remain stubbornly high, making falls one of the most common causes of disability and loss of independence among older adults. Details of the new national study and perspectives of key stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, and clinicians, will be shared at a one-hour public briefing via webinar/teleconference, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Register for the event.

     

    The Power of Partnership in Research: Regional Meeting in Minneapolis

    We're inviting patients, caregivers, healthcare leaders, and other stakeholders in the Midwest and Upper Plains states to join us at our fourth regional engagement workshop, which will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., Thursday, June 19. This event offers an opportunity for individuals from Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming to learn about PCORI, guide us on how to conduct patient-centered clinical comparative effectiveness research, and join us in building a patient-centered research community. View the agenda and register at the workshop page on our website.

  • 13 May 2014 11:04 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)


    Pamela Scully and Deb Houry will be teaching a Coursera class this summer on behalf of Emory University.  For those of you not familiar with Coursera, it is a "massive open online course," there will be 6 weeks of podcasts, interactive discussion boards and a host of guest speakers. 

    There are currently 1,500 enrolled and the goal is to exceed 50,000.

    The class is Understanding Violence:
    Violence is among the top three leading causes of injury and death in the US and globally. We will focus on different disciplinary approaches and perspectives to understanding and potentially preventing violence and end with a project "A day of compassion and action"
    https://www.coursera.org/course/violence
  • 29 Apr 2014 11:53 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)
    SAVIR E-news, April 2014

    MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

    Please share this newsletter with your colleagues and encourage them to join SAVIR, particularly with our upcoming March 2015 meeting in New Orleans. We have lots of opportunities for you including committee membership to writing a column in Injury Prevention. And, feel free to contact me with any suggestions or feedback at dhoury@emory.edu.


    Deb Houry, MD, MPH
    SAVIR President



    SAVIR 2015 CONFERENCE


    View the Call for Abstracts at:
    http://savir.wildapricot.org/conference

    SAVIR CALL FOR COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

    If you would like to become more involved in shaping the direction and vision of SAVIR, please consider volunteering to serve on a committee. Interested individuals should view the committee tasks and responsibilities, and contact the appropriate committee chair or contact the SAVIR Executive Office.

    Yearly terms typically run from April through March.


    Injury Prevention PODCASTS

    Injury Prevention is an international peer review journal, offers the best in science, policy, and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. IP Podcasts offer wonderful opportunities to highlight injury and violence topics we think are important and to foster a discussion about them. These can cover the gamut from advocacy to research to practice.


    Please send your ideas for these Podcast topics - and speakers - to Doug Wiebe.


    “From SAVIR” Injury Prevention QUARTERLY COLUMN

    Previous columns include:

    • Using health impact assessments to advance the field of injury and violence prevention.  Keshia M Pollack, Marjory L Givens, Gregory J Tung.

    • Advancing safe sleep for infants through translational research.  Mary D Overpeck, Theresa H Cruz, Lara B McKenzie.

    • Advocacy: translating injury research into policy.  Susan Scavo Gallagher, Theresa H Cruz, Megan L Ranney.

    Please submit your ideas, manuscripts, or suggested authors for this column to to Doug Wiebe.


    WEBINAR ARCHIVE

    The archive for the first of the SAVIR 2014 Webinar Series, Legalization of Marijuana and Implications for Injury is available on the SAVIR webinar archive page.


    MEMBER NEWS AND UPDATES

    SAVIR would like to spotlight your information and announcements in our E-news.  Please notify us by email - savir@primemanagement.net - if you have:

    • received an award
    • changed positions
    • received a promotion
    • earned special recognition
    • published a book/journal or recommend a book/journal you've read
    • other news that you feel would be worthy of sharing with your colleagues such as upcoming events, conferences, employment opportunities, etc.

    CONTACT SAVIR

    Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, Alabama 35216
    P: 205-823-6106
    F: 205-823-2760
    savir@primemanagement.net
    http://www.savirweb.org

     

     

     

  • 22 Apr 2014 11:54 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Opportunity to Submit Written Testimony to Senate Appropriations Committee


    The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing on Tuesday, April 29 about Driving Innovation through Federal Investment. IVPN members are encouraged to submit written testimony about the importance of public health and prevention research.


    Please review the following files for testimony instructions and note the submission deadline of Thursday, April 24.

    View the NCIPC presentation (pdf).

    View the testimony instructions (doc).

  • 21 Apr 2014 11:56 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)
    Please welcome the following individuals who will be joining SAVIR leadership:

    President-Elect

    Doug Wiebe, PhD

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

    Board of Directors

    Jon Vernick, JD, MPH

    Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Dept. of Health Policy & Management, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH

    Medical Director, Injury Prevention and Research Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Professor of Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

    Steven Bowman, PhD, MHA

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director, MHSA Program, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Carolyn Snider, MD, MPH, FRCPC (EM)

    Scientist, The Manitoba Institute of Child Health, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Manitoba, Staff Physician, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

    Member-at-Large

    Richard W. Sattin, MD, FACP

    Professor and Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia

    Student Representatives

    Jennifer Jones

    Epidemiology doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Laura Schwab-Reese

    PhD student in Community & Behavioral Health at The University of Iowa College of Public Health

    Click here for the complete Board listing.
  • 19 Mar 2014 12:04 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)
    2014 National Conference for America's Children
    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront – Sunday, May 18, to Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
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