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  • 08 Dec 2015 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    Data Analyst

    University of California, Davis - Violence Prevention Research Program


    VPRP is a multi‐disciplinary program of research and policy development focused on the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence. We helped develop the public health approach to violence; our continuing mission is to develop and disseminate the research evidence on which informed policy and practice are based. VPRP’s director is emergency physician Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, Baker‐Teret Chair in Violence Prevention and one of the nation’s leading firearm violence researchers. Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, is the Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Violence Prevention and VPRP’s Associate Director. Dr. Cerdá is an internationally known social epidemiologist with special expertise in violence and substance abuse. Collaborating researchers include representatives from medicine, epidemiology, criminology, bio-statistics, economics, and the law.  More information is at http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/vprp.


    The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) is seeking a highly‐motivated data analyst to join our core research staff. The successful candidate will participate in overall study design, analysis plan design, execution of analyses, and interpretation of the results for a series of studies of the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence, mental health, substance abuse, and related topics.

    In particular, the analyst will be responsible for collection, management, quality control, and analysis of data for these studies. This analyst will also provide research study support to program investigators in: designing, conducting, and summarizing results of literature reviews for grant proposals and manuscripts; grant proposal and manuscript writing; preparing materials for conferences and lectures; and in preparing and submitting IRB protocols.


    A master’s degree in public health epidemiology, bio-statistics, or related field is strongly preferred. The incumbent is required to have experience with scientific manuscript writing and statistical data analysis in an academic, research, or similar setting; to be able to conduct and summarize results from literature reviews; and to understand the principles of epidemiological study design. Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing and analyzing data using statistical software such as SAS, R, or Stata or to those with experience conducting simulation analyses.


    To learn more and apply for this exciting opportunity:

    http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/hr/jobs/jobs_online.html

    On the left, select the appropriate gold box (current health system employee or other)

    Click on “view job postings/apply for job”

    In the Reference box, enter 043377 and click “search”

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV.


    The position will remain open until filled.


  • 30 Nov 2015 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource is the result of the vision and collaboration of the Canadian Collaborating Centres on Injury Prevention (CCCIP) network and its members, and is made possible by the valuable support and financial resources of the Public Health Agency of Canada.


    The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource (CIPR) is a comprehensive, timely, and evidence-based overview of injury prevention in Canada. The Resource has over 500 pages of content from over 60 contributing authors reflecting the Canadian experience around injury prevention, and aims to provide both individuals and Injury Prevention (IP) practitioners with basic understanding of the area. The evidence-informed content is intended to promote effective initiatives throughout the IP field and builds upon Canadian context using Canadian materials, examples, statistics and case studies.


    The resource is divided into the following four sections:

    • Section 1 - Introduces injury prevention in the Canadian Context
    • Section 2 - Provides information on the Canadian Evidence-informed Practice model and the Public Health approach to Injury prevention
    • Section 3 - Takes a deeper dive into the Determinants of Injury
    • Section 4 - Addresses specific injury topics relevant to the Canadian landscape


    The CIPR is a compendium to the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC) also orchestrated by the CCCIP Network. The Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC) is conducted as a two-day workshop and provides practitioners with an understanding of the theory and practice of injury prevention. For more information on the CIPC, visit canadianinjurycurriculum.ca.


    Questions?

    Email cipr@parachutecanada.org


  • 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

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