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  • 18 Aug 2015 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    The Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) at CHOP is hosting a free webinar, Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home, Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00).  Gun violence is a complex public health issue in the U.S., and those who counsel families about child access to guns in the home play a pivotal role in keeping children optimally safe.


    This webinar will provide: 

    • Facts and statistics about firearm injury among children and factors that place them at increased risk
    • Policy landscape related to the prevention of child access to guns
    • Appropriate ages and messages for anticipatory guidance
    • Practical strategies start the conversation with parents about safe storage of guns and ammunition
    • How to access resources on this topic


    Moderator: 

    • Joel Fein, MD, MPH, co-director of VPI and CHOP attending physician in Emergency Medicine with expertise in violence prevention


    Presenters: 

    • Michael Nance, MD, FACS, FAAP, director of Pediatric Trauma Program, attending surgeon in CHOP's busy level 1 trauma center, and a VPI Fellow
    • Mary Fabio, MD, general practice attending physician in the CHOP Care Network, practicing in West Philadelphia, and co-director of CHOP's Refugee Health Program


    Date and Time:

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)


    Click here to register for the webinar and for more information.


    Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested in attending.

  • 12 Aug 2015 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is pleased to announce a new Community of Practice (CoP) on the development of collaborative research projects that will improve the understanding and prevention of suicide. Answering the call of The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's "A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention" to promote research collaborations in order to reduce the burden of suicide, this CoP is intended for suicide researchers and injury, suicide or violence prevention practitioners from state, tribal or community agencies and organizations. 


    During the first CoP webinar on Friday, September 18, 2015, participants will learn about the goals and expectations for the CoP, be introduced to the case studies the CoP will explore, and receive the call for applications for the 2016 ICRC-S Research Training Institute.


    Learn more about the CoP


    Register for the first CoP webinar

    Friday September 18, 2015

    01:00:00 PM CDT - 02:00:00 PM CDT

  • 27 Jul 2015 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    Building Effective Mentoring Relationships


    Date and Time
    Thursday, October 29, 2015, noon-1:00 ET

    Description
    Mentoring is a dynamic reciprocal relationship in a work environment between an advanced career incumbent (mentor) and a less experienced professional (mentee) 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.


    Who Should Attend
    • Public health and mental health professionals
    • Medical care providers
    • Harm reduction advocates
    • Injury prevention specialists and researchers
    • Law makers/Legislators

    Objectives
    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.


    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. 


    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.


    Please contact the SAVIR Executive Office for more information.
    (205) 823-6106

  • 17 Jul 2015 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    Leon S. Robertson's new edition of Injury Epidemiology (2015) is available free in PDF format at www.nanlee.net. Those who do not like to read on the computer will find a link to purchase on that website.

  • 07 Jul 2015 7:51 AM | Anonymous

    The Avielle Foundation has announced the availability of funding to support public health research in the area of brain health and violence.


    View The Avielle Foundation's Call for Public Health Research Proposals

  • 01 Jul 2015 12:51 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Concussion Reporters Needed! The Spot Light RIOTM Study is looking for parents, coaches and athletic trainers involved with middle and/or high school football players to help test the effectiveness of a mobile app that assesses concussions and helps manage an athlete’s return to play. Concussion reporters must have an iOS mobile device to participate and will be compensated for their participation.


    To learn more, please go to http://www.NationwideChildrens.org/Spot-Light-RIO-Study-Enrollment or contact us at (614)355-5880 or SpotLightRIO@NationwideChildrens.org.

  • 29 May 2015 9:43 AM | Anonymous


    Injury & Violence Trainees & Scientists:
    CDC now accepting applications for EIS fellowship

    Applications for CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program are currently being accepted through August 17, 2015. CDC’s EIS program is a 2-year fellowship that provides training in applied epidemiology. The program is more than just a training, though. It can open the door to an exciting and rewarding career in public health. EIS officers serve as CDC’s “disease detectives,” the first responders to public health emergencies. EIS officers work in all areas of public health including injury and violence prevention. Officers work to save lives and protect people by solving mysterious outbreaks, detecting new microbes and ensuring global health when natural disasters and other emergencies occur.  


    For more information or if you are interested in applying, visit www.cdc.gov/eis. Or, if you would like to learn more about the injury and violence prevention work that EIS officers do, contact Arlene Greenspan (agreenspan@cdc.gov) at CDC’s Injury Center.


    Contact: Arlene Greenspan, DrPH, MPH, PT

    Associate Director for Science

    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    4770 Buford Highway, MS F63

    Atlanta, GA 30341

    Phone: 770-488-1279

    email: aig0@cdc.gov

  • 08 May 2015 12:09 PM | Anonymous

    Implementing Project Lazarus in North Carolina:
    Lessons Learned From the Hub Components of the Project Lazarus Model


    A Two-Part Webinar on Lessons Learned from Implementing Project Lazarus in North Carolina - A Clinical and Community Based Intervention to Prevent Prescription Drug Overdose


    DATE May 11, 2015

    TIME 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time


    HOW TO REGISTER

    Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2801905638633024002.



    DESCRIPTION

    The purpose of these two 90 minute webinars (May 11, 2-3:30 PM ET and June 29, 2015, 2-3:30 PM ET) is to illustrate key issues and challenges related to the implementation of Project Lazarus as a model prescription drug overdose prevention program by highlighting major lessons learned (i.e., 'what went well', 'what did not go well' and 'what needed to change') in both the hub activities (the components of the Project Lazarus model that reflect a community-based, bottom-up public health approach) and in the spoke activities (the components that reflect a medical and law enforcement-based, top-down public health approach). Discussions following didactic presentations on lessons learned by key Project Lazarus stakeholders will be based on personal experiences, concerns and solutions from webinar participants. Materials presented during the webinar, as well as summaries of discussions, will be condensed into a white paper by the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and made available for the general public.

    This webinar will be recorded and archived. The recording will be sent out to all registrants within two weeks after the session.

    We are unable to provide CEU credits or certificates for attendance at our webinars.


    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Persons interested in implementing Project Lazarus and/or similar prescription drug overdose prevention programs in their respective communities
    Public health and mental health professionals
    Community leaders
    Law enforcement
    Medical care providers
    Harm reduction advocates
    Injury prevention specialists and researchers
    Law makers/Legislators


    PRESENTERS

    Part 1:

    Christopher L. Ringwalt, DrPH, Senior Scientist, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center
    Karin Mack, PhD; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Fred Wells Brason II; CEO, Project Lazarus, Inc.
    Jenni Irwin; DFC Director, Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County
    Nabarun Dasgupta; Senior Epidemiologist, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center

    Part 2:

    Michael Lancaster, MD; Medical Director, Behavioral Health Integration, Community Care of North Carolina
    Robert BB Childs, MPH; CEO, NC Harm Reduction Coalition
    Donnie Varnell; Special Agent-in-Charge, NC State Bureau of Investigation
    Kelly Ransdell; Director, Operation Medicine Drop, NC Department on Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall and Safe Kids North Carolina
    Ashwin Patkar, MD; Pain Management Clinician; topic specialist and consultant for NC
    Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse Project Lazarus Provider Education seminars
    Catherine (Kay) Sanford, MSPH; UNC Injury Prevention Research Center
    Karin Mack, PhD; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  • 16 Apr 2015 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    We would like to invite you to join faculty from the Kempe Center and the University of Colorado for a participatory and interdisciplinary Institute on Child Protection. Our Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses for professionals, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are concerned about the safety of children.

    Visit the Summer Institute Website 

    EVENT DETAILS

    July 6-24, 2015

    University of Colorado, Denver

    1201 Larimer Street 

    Denver, CO 80204

    PURPOSE OF THE SUMMER INSTITUTE
    In 1993, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect declared child abuse and neglect a "national emergency." More than 20 years later, child abuse and neglect continue to be a serious and prevalent public health problem. In the United States alone, 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect involving more than 6 million children are made each year. Many more go unreported. Without appropriate and timely intervention, research suggests that these children may experience long-term health problems.

    The Summer Institute is designed to improve knowledge, practice, and policy related to the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and family violence. Participants will learn the latest approaches in research, clinical services, prevention and administration. Through special events, participants will have an opportunity to network with each other and with faculty. 

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    The Summer Institute is designed for the following professionals who have an interest in child abuse and neglect:
    • Physician
    • Physician's Assistant
    • Advanced Practice Nurse
    • Allied Health Professional
    • Social Worker
    • Behavioral Health Professional
    • Educator
    • Researcher
    • Community Leader
    • Child Advocate
    • Public or Private Human Service Administrator
    • Graduate student 
    • Post-Doctoral fellow

    COURSE CREDIT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
    Graduate course credit, available through the Clinical Sciences Graduate Progam at the University of Colorado, Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and Continuing Medical Education (CME) will be offered through the Summer Institute. 


    REGISTRATION
    The registration deadline for participants not seeking course credit is June 1, 2015. For participants seeking course credit, the registration deadline is May 15, 2015. A late fee of $50 will be applied to any registrations received after the deadlines.



    Sincerely,
    The Kempe Center 
    for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 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: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/397704100

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