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  • 16 Jun 2019 4:34 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Call for Abstracts

    ICD-10-CM Injury Epidemiology and Surveillance Methods Supplement

    Title of Supplement: ICD-10-CM Injury Epidemiology and Surveillance Methods”

    Journal: Injury Prevention (ip.bmj.com)

    Call for Abstracts:

    CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is accepting abstracts for manuscripts to be published in a supplement to the journal ‘Injury Prevention’ featuring articles describing the use of ICD-10-CM coded hospital and emergency department billing/discharge data for injury epidemiology and surveillance.

    Manuscripts are being solicited from both non-CDC and CDC authors. The issue will include ICD-10-CM surveillance case definitions for specific injury topics (e.g., hospitalizations and ED visits for drug overdose, TBI, suicide), ICD-10-CM evaluation studies from the field, and exploratory studies.

    Examples of potential topics include:

    Case confirmation studies with medical record review to estimate the sensitivity, specificity, or predictive value of ICD-10-CM injury diagnosis and/or external cause of injury codes.
    Trend analyses to characterize injury trends across the ICD-10-CM transition for various indicator definitions
    Studies that compare several proposed methods for operationalizing an injury indicator

    Background:

    The transition of the rubric used for coding of hospitalization and emergency department data from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM resulted in the need to propose and evaluate new ICD-10-CM based injury surveillance methodologies. NCIPC in partnership with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has provided leadership for the transitional work and ICD-10-CM methods development. Multiple partners, including the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), state and local injury epidemiologists, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have been engaged in evaluating the ICD-10-CM hospitalization and emergency department data.

    The publication of this journal supplement will highlight the partnerships that have been so crucial to making the transition successful, provide visibility to ICD-10-CM injury surveillance methods, and result in a consolidated reference resource.

    Submission Requirements:

    Abstracts will serve as proposals for written products to include in the journal. Authors should consider the following final manuscript formats as they construct their abstracts: Original Articles, Brief Reports, and Methodology papers will be considered.

    • ·        Submitted abstracts should be no more than 250 words total, excluding title and authors. The abstract body for original articles and brief reports should include the following sections. Introduction: The introduction should include the context, purpose or objectives of the study or surveillance effort.
    • ·        Methods: The methods section should concisely explain how the study or surveillance effort was undertaken.
    • ·        Results: The results should indicate key findings.

    • ·        Discussion: The discussion should emphasize the relevance of the findings to the field.

    Methodology abstracts can have more flexibility or follow the abstract body format above.

    How to submit:

    Send the abstract, title, preferred article type (i.e. Original Article, Brief Report, or Methodology paper), the names of all authors and affiliations, and corresponding author contact information to injury10CMjournal@cdc.gov with the subject line “[lead author last name] Abstract Submission” by 11:59pm ET on Friday, August 9, 2019.

    Deadlines:

    • ·        Abstracts should be submitted no later than 11:59 pm ET on Friday, August 9, 2019.
    • ·        Author invitations for selected abstracts will be sent by Friday, August 16, 2019.
    • ·        Authors will draft manuscripts through summer and fall of 2019 with feedback from CDC editors and CDC E-Clearance reviewers.
    • ·        Manuscripts will be finalized for submission to Injury Prevention in winter, 2019.
    • ·        The submitted final manuscript will be subject to formal independent peer review in accordance with the Journal’s usual practice.
    • ·        Expected publication date is early 2021.

    Editor-in-Chief:

    Professor Roderick J. McClure, University of New England, Australia Guest Editors:

    Renee Johnson, MSPH; CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH; CDC, National Center for Health Statistics

    Pedro Martinez, MPH; CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Emilia Pasalic, MPH; CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control



  • 07 Jun 2019 4:04 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Job Posting: Research Associate for the MVC-ICD project

                Location: Vancouver - Hospital Site

                Employment Group: Faculty (Non-Fac Assn)

                Job Category: Regular

                Classification Title: Research Associate

                Business Title: Research Associate

                VP/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

                Department: Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

                Full/Part Time: Full Time

                Desired Start Date: 2019/08/01

                Job End Date: 2020/07/31

                Funding Type: Grant Funded

                Closing Date: 2019/07/01                                                                                                                   Available Openings: 1                                                                        

                           

    The University of British Columbia Road Safety Research Team is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work on a portfolio of grant-funded research projects that use administrative data and the techniques of clinical epidemiology to examine medical risk factors for traffic crash. The successful candidate will report to Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. John A. Staples, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine.

    One of the key initial responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to manage a newly funded research project entitled "Motor vehicle crash risk after cardioverter-defibrillator implantation: A population-based evaluation" (the MVC-ICD study). The project will leverage British Columbia's linked administrative health and driving data sets and will entail several analyses including a retrospective cohort study and a case-crossover study. Key preliminary tasks will include obtaining UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board approval, applying for data access from Cardiac Services BC, working with analysts to clean data and impute missing values in the provincial cardiac device registry, managing the Population Data BC Data Access Request process, and obtaining approval to access driving data from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). Subsequent tasks will include working with a Road Safety Research Team statistician to direct study analyses, drafting and submitting manuscripts, and leveraging established relationships and data access to engage in knowledge translation and to develop related research projects that will culminate in additional high-impact academic publications.

    More information about the MVC-ICD study can be found online: http://webapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/funding/detail_e?pResearchId=8334335&p_version=CIHR&p_language=E&p_session_id=3035778

    The successful applicant will also be responsible for:

    • ·       Independently conceiving, designing and developing novel research projects and writing successful grant applications that appropriately address study design, statistical considerations, and budgetary elements;
    • ·       Ensuring compliance with all procedures and requirements for submission to internal and external funding agencies;
    • ·       Providing overall project management of research studies, including protocol development and submission, research ethics board applications, data access applications, data analysis and interpretation, and the drafting and revision of manuscripts based on study findings;
    • ·       Managing and mentoring study personnel (including Research Assistants, Undergraduate Science Co-op students and postgraduate medical trainees);
    • ·       Contributing to the development of a broader research program and the future growth of the Road Safety Research Team.

    Successful applicants will have completed a Doctorate degree in a health-related field. Prior experience with large scale epidemiology projects, grant and protocol development, project management, and grant management are required.  All applicants must have superb oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated excellence in academic writing.

    Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019. One-year term with possibility of extension. Extension beyond a year is dependent on securing additional research funds. The start date will be August 2019. Negotiation for a part-time (FTE >= 0.8) position may be possible. The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

    The Road Safety Research Team includes two Principal Investigators (Dr Staples and Dr Jeffrey R Brubacher, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine), a full-time epidemiologist, a full-time statistician and a flexible number of postgraduate, graduate, and undergraduate trainees.

    Interested individuals should submit a cover letter a letter describing research interests, a CV, a writing sample, and contact information for three referees. A single pdf file containing these items should be emailed to:

               

                Dr. John A. Staples, MD FRCPC MPH

                john.a.staples@gmail.com

                St Paul's Hospital, Room 5910

                1081 Burrard Street

                Vancouver BC  V6Z 1Y6

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


  • 05 Jun 2019 8:48 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Please click HERE for the announcement from the University of Washington.

  • 29 May 2019 11:03 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Job Posting: Research Associate for the MVC-ICD project

                Location: Vancouver - Hospital Site

                Employment Group: Faculty (Non-Fac Assn)

                Job Category: Regular

                Classification Title: Research Associate

                Business Title: Research Associate

                VP/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

                Department: Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

                Full/Part Time: Full Time

                Desired Start Date: 2019/07/01

                Job End Date: 2020/06/29

                Funding Type: Grant Funded

                Closing Date: 2019/06/01                                                                                                                   Available Openings: 1                                                                        

                           

    The University of British Columbia Road Safety Research Team is seeking a full-time Research Associate to work on a portfolio of grant-funded research projects that use administrative data and the techniques of clinical epidemiology to examine medical risk factors for traffic crash. The successful candidate will report to Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. John A. Staples, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine.

    One of the key initial responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to manage a newly funded research project entitled "Motor vehicle crash risk after cardioverter-defibrillator implantation: A population-based evaluation" (the MVC-ICD study). The project will leverage British Columbia's linked administrative health and driving data sets and will entail several analyses including a retrospective cohort study and a case-crossover study. Key preliminary tasks will include obtaining UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board approval, applying for data access from Cardiac Services BC, working with analysts to clean data and impute missing values in the provincial cardiac device registry, managing the Population Data BC Data Access Request process, and obtaining approval to access driving data from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). Subsequent tasks will include working with a Road Safety Research Team statistician to direct study analyses, drafting and submitting manuscripts, and leveraging established relationships and data access to engage in knowledge translation and to develop related research projects that will culminate in additional high-impact academic publications.

    More information about the MVC-ICD study can be found online: http://webapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/funding/detail_e?pResearchId=8334335&p_version=CIHR&p_language=E&p_session_id=3035778

    The successful applicant will also be responsible for:

    • ·         Independently conceiving, designing and developing novel research projects and writing successful grant applications that appropriately address study design, statistical considerations, and budgetary elements;
    • ·         Ensuring compliance with all procedures and requirements for submission to internal and external funding agencies;
    • ·         Providing overall project management of research studies, including protocol development and submission, research ethics board applications, data access applications, data analysis and interpretation, and the drafting and revision of manuscripts based on study findings;
    • ·         Managing and mentoring study personnel (including Research Assistants, Undergraduate Science Co-op students and postgraduate medical trainees);
    • ·         Contributing to the development of a broader research program and the future growth of the Road Safety Research Team.

    Successful applicants will have completed a Doctorate degree in a health-related field. Prior experience with large scale epidemiology projects, grant and protocol development, project management, and grant management are required.  All applicants must have superb oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated excellence in academic writing.

    Anticipated start date: July 1, 2019. One-year term with possibility of extension. Extension beyond a year is dependent on securing additional research funds. The start date will be July 2019. Negotiation for a part-time (FTE >= 0.8) position may be possible. The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

    The Road Safety Research Team includes two Principal Investigators (Dr Staples and Dr Jeffrey R Brubacher, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine), a full-time epidemiologist, a full-time statistician and a flexible number of postgraduate, graduate, and undergraduate trainees.

    Interested individuals should submit a cover letter a letter describing research interests, a CV, a writing sample, and contact information for three referees. A single pdf file containing these items should be emailed to:

               

                Dr. John A. Staples, MD FRCPC MPH

                john.a.staples@gmail.com

                St Paul's Hospital, Room 5910

                1081 Burrard Street

                Vancouver BC  V6Z 1Y6

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


  • 30 Apr 2019 4:37 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy’s Virtual Office Hours initiative is designed to provide targeted technical assistance to health practitioners, researchers, and students on a

    variety of injury topics, methods, or issues.  At least twice a year, JHCIRP faculty and staff will be available for a defined period of time to assist and support health practitioners, researchers and

    students who have preregistered for the event.

     

    On May 23, 2019, the Center will host a Virtual Office Hours session with Assistant Professor, Johnathon Ehsani, PhD from 1:30pm-2:30pm.

     

    Are you currently designing or implementing a teen driver safety program?  Do you have questions about the latest evidence of what works to keep teens safe during their first few years of driving?

     

    Sign up for a 30-minute virtual session via phone or Skype with Dr. Ehsani. 

     

    Please contact Edith Jones at ejones10@jhu.edu May 16, 2019.

     


  • 30 Apr 2019 4:28 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)


     

    The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy’s Virtual Office Hours initiative is designed to provide targeted technical assistance to health practitioners, researchers, and students on a

    variety of injury topics, methods, or issues.  At least twice a year, JHCIRP faculty and staff will be available for a defined period of time to assist and support health practitioners, researchers and

    students who have preregistered for the event.

     

    On May 23, 2019, the Center will host a Virtual Office Hours session with Assistant Professor, Cassandra Crifasi from 2:00pm–3:00pm.

     

    This is a great opportunity for practitioners, researchers and students to receive guidance on key considerations for public health and criminal justice partnerships including overcoming barriers,

    stakeholder engagement, and data access.

     

    Sign up for a 30-minute virtual session via phone or Skype with Dr. Crifasi. 

     

    Please contact Edith Jones at ejones10@jhu.edu by May 15, 2019.

     



  • 25 Mar 2019 8:20 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Rutgers, the State University Of New Jersey is seeking a Post-Doctoral fellow for the Center on Gun Violence Research at the School of Public Health. The Postdoctoral Fellow will keep abreast of current theoretical and experimental literature related to gun violence from various disciplines (population sciences, epidemiology, public health, law, criminal justice, clinical medicine, social work, psychology). Under the guidance of center leadership, collects, records and analyzes data, prepares reports for peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference presentations, and contributes to the writing of IRB applications and grants. These fellowships are focused on scientific training and career development in pursuit of the highest caliber research to promote safety and improve the health of populations. Fellows receive senior mentorship and close peer collaboration in a rich scientific environment with faculty and other fellows. Fellows will be expected to become proficient in the preparation of peer-reviewed research publications and scientific grant writing and will be strongly encouraged to conceive and lead their own grant submissions in preparation for entry into the job market.


    New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research, which is among the first such centers in the United States, conducts interdisciplinary research on the causes, consequences and solutions to gun-related violence, while respecting the rights of legal, safe gun ownership and use. The Center’s mission is to provide high- quality, multi-disciplinary research on gun violence causality and prevention and translate this research into clear and actionable policies and programs, therefore creating safe and healthy environments. The Center will achieve this mission by partnering with local, state and national experts, accessing data to conduct research that identifies factors involved in gun violence, developing interventions to reduce gun violence and translating science into effective programs and policies to ensure their widespread adoption.


    Candidates must have a Ph.D. Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Nursing, Social Work, Public Policy), demonstrated analytical and research skills, excellent communication skills, both written and oral, ability to work independently and in teams and experience in some aspect of gun violence research.


    The fellowship will provide a full-time postdoctoral scholar salary and benefits. Candidates should complete an application and include a cover letter describing their goals and qualifications for the fellowship, specific research interests, and career plans; a CV and 3 references.


  • 18 Mar 2019 10:16 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)


    The Kempe Summer Institute is recruiting students for its 2019 session August 5-9.  Funded for five years by NICHD, we are building on our pilot work over the past two years to establish our courses. We have received great reviews from participants, made refinements, and are eager to recruit our new classes for this summer. We would appreciate your help. There are scholarships available on a competitive basis.  See:  https://registrations.publichealthpractice.org/Training/Detail/194

    Course 1 (led by Des Runyan and Dan Lindberg) is for medical clinicians already familiar with child abuse, and interested in developing their research skills. Course 2 (led by John Fluke)  is for trained researchers (or researchers in training) who are interested in gaining more knowledge about the problem of child abuse and neglect and learning about the different approaches to research, data resources, and ethical challenges in this body of work. Course 3 (Led by Carol Runyan and Ashley Brooks-Russell) will introduce those with some familiarity with the topic of child maltreatment to public health concepts and approaches to prevention and will include discussion of significant preventive interventions with many of the innovators who developed the interventions and/or their evaluations.

    The courses run simultaneously over one week, so students may take only one. Those interested in graduate credit may obtain one credit from the Colorado School of Public Health. 

    Please help prospective registrants learn about this unique offering. We are especially interested in attracting a diverse group of students. Let me know if you have questions.


  • 12 Mar 2019 10:52 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Uniting to Prevent School Violence

    April 16, 2019

    8am - 4pm

    University of Colorado


    In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, this event will explore what we have learned about preventing school violence since the Columbine tragedy.


    Click HERE for more information.


  • 23 Feb 2019 2:04 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Uniting to Prevent School Violence

    April 16, 2019

    8am - 4pm

    University of Colorado


    In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, this event will explore what we have learned about preventing school violence since the Columbine tragedy.


    Click HERE for more information.

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