• 22 Jan 2018 1:28 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Announcement: 2018 Global Trauma Research Symposium

    Please join us for the Global Symposium of Innovation in Trauma Research Methods, June 12-13, 2018 at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  Researchers from around the world will join to discuss the latest, innovative methodologies in trauma care and research.  Participants can expect invited lectures and panel discussions from an interdisciplinary group of renowned experts, including both local and international researchers, statisticians, and clinicians. A robust, scientific program will include oral and poster abstract presentations. Submit Abstracts by February 28, 2018.  


    June 12-13, 2018
    Nationwide Children's Hospital Education Center
    700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205



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    Call for Abstracts


    Submit your abstract for oral or poster presentation »


    Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018


    Monica S. Vavilala, MD
    Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, The University of Washington


    Donald B. Rubin, PhD
    Department of Statistics, Harvard University


    Donald Hedeker, PhD
    Department of Public Health Sciences & Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago Biological Sciences


    Peter F. Thall, PhD
    Department of Biostatistics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas

    Topics Include:

    • Methodological Challenges: The State of Trauma Research
    • Causal Inference Methods for Observational and Medical Record Data
    • Cohort and Longitudinal Data Analytic Approaches
    • Adaptive Clinical Trial Design
    • Advances in Imaging
    • Technology-Assisted Interventions (e.g. Virtual Reality)


    For more information, email

  • 12 Jan 2018 3:47 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Call for Applications: 2018 EIS Conference David J. Sencer Scholarships

    The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Alumni Association announces the availability of scholarships to participate in the 2018 Annual EIS Conference, to be held in Atlanta, GA, April 16–19, 2018. Up to eight scholarships of $800 each will be awarded to partially subsidize participation in the conference. Acceptance of a scholarship does not obligate the recipient to apply for the EIS fellowship, but applicants must indicate a strong interest in potentially applying for a position in EIS within the next 1-3 years. Further information about EIS and the EIS Conference is available at

    Who Can Apply?
    • Physicians 
    • Doctoral scientists (Ph.D., Dr.P.H., or doctoral degree holders in epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics and related fields; the social or behavioral sciences, natural sciences, or nutrition sciences; or other relevant health science) 
    • Nurses 
    • Veterinarians 
    • Other allied healthcare professionals (dentists, physician assistants, doctors of pharmacy) 

    Persons eligible for the scholarship must be eligible to apply to the EIS program in the next 1-3 years. Eligibility criteria for EIS are available at

    In addition, eligibility for the Sencer scholarship will be limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

    Application Process

    Scholarship applicants should provide:

    a)  A curriculum vitae (CV) that includes:

    • Name, address, telephone number, email address, citizenship/permanent resident status, and the name of current training program (if applicable)
    • Relevant information about potential eligibility for the EIS
    b)  A brief personal statement (maximum of 500 words) describing why EIS is relevant to his/her career interests and why attending the 2018 EIS Conference would be a step towards fulfilling those goals
    c)  A letter of support from a mentor/faculty member. The letter should address: A) the applicant’s academic achievements and personal qualities that would make him/her a good fit for the EIS fellowship, and B) how the applicant would benefit from receiving a scholarship to attend the 2018 EIS conference.

    The letter of support can be included in the email from the applicant with the rest of the application package attachments, or can be emailed separately direct from the mentor/faculty member to based on the mentor/faculty member's personal preference.

    Applications should be sent to the CDC Foundation with the subject line "EISAA Scholarship Application."

    To be considered, applications must be submitted no later than February 2, 2018.
    Applicants will be notified of the results of their application in early March 2018.

    Reimbursing and Reporting
    Recipients will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $800 for expenses incurred relating to their participation (travel, lodging, meals) following submission of line itemized receipts documenting the expenses. Registration for the conference is free. Scholarship recipients will be expected to submit a report on their experiences and reactions to the Conference (500 word maximum) within one month after the Conference.

  • 27 Nov 2017 2:08 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Consortium for Research on Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention: Learn About the Vision from NIH/NICHD

    Hosted by the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


    Wednesday January 24, 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 12noon Mountain, 11am Pacific
    (Duration: 1 hour)


    Register online at:


    With the launch of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch of the NICHD came new opportunities for injury and violence research. One of these opportunities is a recently revised and reissued PAR to develop Consortia for research on pediatric trauma and injury prevention (PAR-14-324). Join Dr. Valerie Maholmes, Director of the PTCIB, to learn about her vision for the Branch and for this new R24 consortium mechanism.


    Injury and violence researchers and practitioners who are interested in learning more about NIH funding and the potential for building research consortia.


    Valerie Maholmes, PhD, Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    Dr. Valerie Maholmes is currently the Chief of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development where she leads the Branch in supporting research and training in trauma, injury and critical illness across the continuum of care. She serves on numerous NIH and Federal Interagency working groups to further the mission and goals of the Branch.

    Prior to joining the staff at NICHD she was a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine in the Child Study Center where for nearly 13 years she served in numerous capacities including Director of Research and Policy for the School Development Program and provided an array of educational, clinical and technical support services to schools in low-income neighborhoods and communities around the country to promote child health and well-being. In 1999 she was named the Irving B. Harris Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry.

    In 2003, Dr. Maholmes was awarded the prestigious Executive Branch Science Policy Fellowship sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • 08 Nov 2017 4:22 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

    Dear colleagues,

    During the holiday season, people are buying gifts, decorating, and visiting family and friends. Each of these situations creates an opportunity for children to access button batteries, but parents might not understand how dangerous these batteries can be. As the number of children who experience serious medical outcomes continues to rise, we can help keep young children safer by promoting safe use and storage of button batteries. Prevent Child Injury has released a new toolkit that will help raise awareness of the issue, underscores the risks associated with button batteries, and offers tips to limit access to button batteries. The toolkit contains a variety of materials including a customizable press release, blog/newsletter article, social media posts, shareable graphics, and links to resources from trusted partners. Access the toolkit here:


    Prevent Child Injury members will be talking about button battery safety next week, November 13-19, 2017. Please share this information with your networks and colleagues and join us next week in talking about this important child safety topic.


    Best regards,



    Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

    Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy

    The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

    Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research

    Professor of Pediatrics

    The Ohio State University College of Medicine

  • 10 Oct 2017 1:00 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)


    Call for Applications:

    Research Training Institute (RTI)

    Rochester, New York
    Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11, 2018

    RTI Applications Due Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET

    About the Research Training Institute

    The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is pleased to announce that its fourth Research Training Institute (RTI) will take place on Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11th, 2018 at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.

    The RTI is a five-day series of interactive workshops, presentations, mentoring and small group sessions designed to promote collaboration between suicide prevention researchers and those involved in suicide prevention practice. Faculty include staff from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other experts in the suicide prevention research field.  Applicants will be selected through a competitive process that requires researchers and injury prevention/suicide prevention professionals to work as partners to submit one joint application describing a research project which focuses on public health approaches to suicide prevention. The application deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET.   

    Please email if you have any questions.

    Please forward this Call for Applications to any others you believe may be interested in applying.

    For an overview of the Call for Applications and information on how to apply, watch our archived webinar.

    For more information about the RTI and past RTIs, visit our RTI webpage.

  • 08 Oct 2017 12:36 AM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

  • 02 May 2017 8:50 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Applications for the Class of 2018 just opened today and will be open until June 30th, 2017. EIS is CDC’s pre-eminent 2-year training program for post-doctoral students and clinicians in applied epidemiology (please see link for specific eligibility criteria). Although this program may be best known for work in infectious disease, it serves all Centers at CDC, including CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center). Fellows spend some of their time in didactic training, but spend most of their time under the supervision and mentorship of CDC scientists. Within the Injury Center, we offer a wide variety of opportunities in both Violence and Unintentional Injury Prevention. Please note that admission is to the EIS program as a whole and not to a specific Center. Fellows who are admitted go through a matching process. Incoming fellows have the opportunity to meet with various scientists and then identify the positions that resonate most with them. There are more positions than EIS officers, so there is a high likelihood of obtaining a top choice. 

    Please distribute this announcement to your students and related networks, as appropriate. If students or junior faculty are interested and want more specific information about opportunities future EIS positions in the Injury Center and how the Injury Center interacts with EIS, they can contact Dr. Arlene Greenspan at For information about applying to EIS, eligibility criteria, and specific information about EIS, please go to

  • 24 Apr 2017 11:23 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Please click the following link for information on the Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute August 7 - 11, 2017 course:  2017 SAVIR Kempe Summer Institute Child Abuse.pdf.

  • 13 Mar 2017 11:22 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Post-Doc Position Available
    Center for Injury Research and Policy
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

    The Center for Injury Research and Policy, located in The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital, is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellow in injury epidemiology. The center ( is one of 10 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers.



    • PhD in epidemiology, transportation, or a related field.
    • Experience in research with peer-reviewed articles.
    • Experience in injury and violence prevention research is desirable.

    Responsibilities of the position:

    • Develop first-authored and co-authored articles in transportation safety in areas such as cell phone use while driving, traffic laws, health disparities, and drug and alcohol involvement.
    • Provide direct support to NIH- and CDC-funded studies
      • NIH R21: A phone app to reduce cell phone usage among young drivers: a pilot study
      • CDC R21: Disparities in cell phone law effectiveness across population subgroups and geographic regions
      • NIH R01: Licensing laws, mobility, and traffic safety among older adults
    • Assist in data analysis.
    • Assist in grant writing and preparation.
    • Conduct and coordinate research with the collaborators at Ohio State University College of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Engineering, and Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center.

    Location and funds for tuition, conference, and pilot project

    • Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the U.S. with metropolitan attractions and nearby suburban/rural comfort.
    • Tuition assistance for courses at Ohio State University and national workshops.
    • Funds for national conferences.
    • Funds for pilot projects.
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