• 13 Mar 2015 11:00 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with research involving health outcomes, including outcomes following paediatric and adult injury and adverse patient safety events.

    Closing date: 29 March 2015 at 11.55pm

    Further information: 

  • 18 Feb 2015 1:50 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)
    Trauma System News & Program Report provides news and in-depth leadership features for trauma center directors and managers, state trauma system coordinators, trauma clinicians and other trauma program staff.

    Visit for more information.

  • 22 Jan 2015 4:56 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The University of Pennsylvania has 12-month post-doctoral research fellowships available with lead faculty in vibrant new research centers and adjoining labs [July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016]. The fellowships are supported through the:

    For more information, view the PDF flyer

  • 11 Oct 2014 1:11 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program Fellowship: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, in affiliation with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, has openings for post-doctoral fellows in the Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program starting September 1, 2015. This program is designed to prepare fellows to engage in independent research in child health settings and become leaders in the conduct of patient- and family-centered outcomes research, including clinical trials, observational clinical research, and health services research.

    Current areas of faculty research include, but are not limited to:

    • Adolescent depression and suicide

    • Behavioral economics applied to health outcomes

    • Biological mechanisms of stress and psychopathology

    • Decision making and cost effectiveness of surgical interventions

    • Health literacy and self-management in chronic illness

    • Pediatric trauma outcomes and injury prevention research

    • Innovative interventions to promote resilience in chronic illness

    • Nutrition and developmental outcomes in prematurity

    • Palliative care and bereavement

    • Psychosocial outcomes related to pediatric illness (e.g., cancer, IBD, craniofacial anomalies)

    Fellows will receive training in research methods, grantsmanship, and academic career development. They will also develop and conduct at least one research project with a faculty mentor leading to publications, national presentations, and an external funding proposal. We are seeking doctoral level candidates (e.g., PhD, MD) with pediatric research interests aligned with one or more of the program faculty. Participating faculty are from the Center for Biobehavioral Health, the Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice. Additional information about the training program and faculty research can be found at

    Candidates for these positions must have obtained their doctoral degree by the start date. All fellowships are assumed to be 2 years in duration. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and benefits are competitive. Questions about the program can be emailed to training directors, Dr. Deena Chisolm or Dr. Cynthia Gerhardt

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, its Primary Care Network, and its specialty clinics provide the majority of pediatric care and training opportunities in Central Ohio and serve a population area of over 3 million. Our close working relationship with the Ohio State University allows for expanded training and collaboration beyond the college of medicine with the Colleges of Public Health, Business, Nursing, and others. Columbus, Ohio is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with a population over 1.5 million. For more information about Children’s Hospital and Columbus, Ohio, visit us on the web at  Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Letters of interest stating career goals and qualifications should be mailed with a curriculum vita and three letters of reference. Candidates should clearly state their research interests and preferred mentor. Please send all materials c/o Kamma Smith, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43205, or kamma.smith@nationwidechildrens.orgReview of applications will begin December 1, 2014.

  • 06 Oct 2014 3:23 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    With Deb Houry moving into her new position at the NCIPC, Doug Wiebe has been appointed as the new President of SAVIR.

  • 23 Sep 2014 4:52 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    SAVIR is pleased to announce that Deb Houry has been selected as the New Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), effective October 6, 2014.

    Deb will be stepping down from her current role as SAVIR President at the end of September. She will be replaced by Doug Wiebe, our President-Elect.

    I have truly enjoyed working with SAVIR and getting to know all of you. SAVIR has great potential and is vital for moving injury and violence research forward. I will be stepping down as SAVIR President and turning leadership over to the outstanding hands of Doug Wiebe.
    Deb Houry, MD, MPH

    Please join us in congratulating Deb for being selected to serve in this prestigious position.
  • 13 Aug 2014 10:32 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)


    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:

  • 30 Jul 2014 10:27 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)



    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


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


    • Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes


    • 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.


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

    • 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


    Signup online at

  • 24 Jun 2014 1:09 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)


    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

    Deb Houry, MD, MPH
    SAVIR President


    View the Call for Abstracts at:

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


    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.


    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 ( or telephone (770) 488-4223.

    Thank you for your consideration.


    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"


    Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research
    3416 Primm Lane
    Birmingham, Alabama 35216
    P: 205-823-6106
    F: 205-823-2760

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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