• 15 Aug 2016 12:47 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Position Title
    Criminology Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

    Position Type Social/ Behavioral Sciences
    Position Description Position Description: The Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania (http://www.crim.upenn.ede) invites applications for a faculty position, effective July 1, 2017. We anticipate making an appointment of a quantitative criminologist at the assistant professor level. The substantive field is open. As an interdisciplinary department in the School of Arts and Sciences, the criminology program addresses crime and justice through quantitative research methods. We seek candidates with outstanding research records, advanced training in statistics, econometrics, and/or computer science, as well as criminology, an interdisciplinary research perspective, and a serious commitment to teaching.

    Apply at Include a Curriculum Vitae, and a brief statement on research and teaching interests. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. While review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by October 1, 2017. For additional information, contact Richard Berk (Chair, Department of Criminology):  The Department of Criminology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

    Posting Number 1252

    Affirmative Action Statement
    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

  • 22 Jun 2016 2:56 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    SAVIR Announces July 20 Webinar:

    What You Need to Know About ICD-10-CM for Injury Research, Surveillance and Epidemiology

    Hosted by the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 12noon Mountain, 11am Pacific
    (Duration: 1 hour)


    Register online at:


    Researchers who study injury morbidity frequently use hospital discharge, emergency department, trauma registry or other datasets that have been coded using the clinical modification (CM) of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In October 2015, ICD-10-CM replaced ICD-9-CM as the coding schema used by hospitals and health care providers to report medical information. With the transition to ICD-10-CM, injury researchers face new opportunities and challenges in data analysis due to the increased number and complexity of the ICD-10-CM codes. This webinar will provide an overview of the ICD-10-CM injury codes and the tools that have been developed for standardized categorization of injuries by mechanism and intent of injury and by nature of injury and body region (the proposed ICD-10-CM External Cause and Injury Diagnosis matrices). Proposed ICD-10-CM surveillance case definitions, including the proposed surveillance case definition for traumatic brain injury, will also be presented.


    • Understand the structure and features of ICD-10-CM codes for nature and external cause of injury
    • Identify the ICD-10-CM injury matrices used for standardized categorization of injury morbidity
    • Become familiar with General Equivalence Maps and how they can be used to develop crosswalks between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
    • Learn about proposed ICD-10-CM injury surveillance case definitions developed by CDC


    Injury researchers and epidemiologists who use ICD coded morbidity data.


    Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH. Holly directs the Injury Statistics Program at the CDC/National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Prior to joining NCHS in 2012, she served as a medical/injury epidemiologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, where she directed the Injury Epidemiology Program, the Colorado Trauma Registry , the Colorado Emergency Medical Services Information System and the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System. She also taught and conducted research as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Preventive Medicine/Biometrics at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Hedegaard has served on multiple national and international injury surveillance workgroups including the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics and Methods.

  • 10 Jun 2016 12:17 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)


    June 2, 2016

    CONTACT: Scott Heiberger




    $20,000 ag safety grants offered by National Children’s Center

    Proposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety plans to award three grants. Application deadline is August 17, 2016.

    Since 2002, 52 projects have been funded though the National Children’s Center. This year’s funding priorities will be given to projects that:

    • Identify and/or address emerging trends in agriculture that may pose risks to children, such as drones, robotics, community-based agriculture, urban agriculture and agritourism.
    • Address issues pertaining to barriers, motivators and interventions for keeping young children out of the farm worksite.
    • Address vulnerable populations, such as immigrant workers’ children, Anabaptists, African Americans and Native Americans.

    For information on eligibility, how to improve your chances of being funded, submitting a proposal and other frequently asked questions, go to Or contact Marsha Salzwedel, M.S.,; 715-389-5226 or 1-800-662-6900 option 8.

  • 09 May 2016 10:51 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    View the PDF Flyer.

    Using Evidence in Practice
    June 6th – 8th, 2016
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Have you ever wondered how strategically integrating evidence maximizes the likelihood of program success? Using Evidence in Practice is a 2 1/2-day course that will focus on how to integrate evidence described in the scientific literature throughout the life of a program. Participants will learn how to identify and critically evaluate scientific evidence, and determine how best to tailor this to varied practice settings and contexts. Participants will also be introduced to tools for adapting and implementing evidence-based programs in many different areas of public health, with an emphasis on injury prevention. Topics will include assessing physical and social environmental factors that may impact the development, adoption, implementation, and outcomes of interventions; identifying and engaging stakeholders and partners; developing an evidence-informed logic model; and conducting a program evaluability assessment.


    • Public health and safety practitioners, health care professionals, and graduate students interested in evidence-based practice.
    • There are no prerequisites for this course. Practical work experience to draw on during application sessions will be an advantage.
    • This course can be taken for academic credit or not for academic credit.

    NON-CREDIT RATE $1,056.00

    Please check our website for more information:


  • 04 May 2016 11:13 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Position Description: The Ohio State University Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites applications for a post-doctoral trauma research fellow position. The post-doctoral fellow will engage in independent research in pediatric trauma and become a leader in the conduct of patient- and family-centered outcomes research, including clinical trials, observational clinical research, and health services research. This researcher will serve as a key research member of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research (CPTR) and the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP), The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Using a multidisciplinary approach, CPTR/CIRP researchers lead innovative projects to assess pre-hospital emergency medical service, acute medical and surgical management, rehabilitation, and family and community services that impact the short and long-term outcomes of injured patients. CPTR faculty members have ongoing research projects in the following research areas: 1) regional trauma system and comparative outcome research; 2) pediatric traumatic brain injury research; 3) pediatric burn; 4) concussion in high school athletes; 5) pediatric spinal cord injuries; 6) pediatric trauma patients rehabilitation; and 7) development of innovative statistical methods for comparative trauma outcome research.

    This post-doctoral fellow will be officially managed by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Fellowship Program. Our 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.

    Position Qualifications: We are seeking doctoral level candidates (e.g., PhD, MD) with pediatric research interests aligned with one or more of the research areas. Candidates for this position must have obtained their doctoral degree by the start date.

    Salary/Benefits: This fellowship is assumed to be 2 years in duration. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and benefits are competitive. This position will be eligible for full time benefits offered to all full time employees at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

    Online Application Submission: Applicants should submit an online application via or search Nationwide Children’s Hospital career opportunities (job ID: 10974). Inquires about this position should contact Dr. Huiyun Xiang (Email:; Phone: 614-355-5893).

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Applications from historically underrepresented group members, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

  • 08 Jan 2016 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety

    Sign up for the Newsletter

    The NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety (NIOSH CMVS) will soon release the first issue of its eNewsletter, Behind the Wheel at Work. NIOSH CMVS is committed to research and outreach to prevent work-related motor vehicle crashes – the leading cause of workplace fatalities. Behind the Wheel at Work will feature quarterly updates on research in progress, links to motor vehicle safety resources, practical tips on workplace driving, and a closer look at the NIOSH CMVS.

    Sign up here, and feel free to share the subscription link with your networks.

  • 08 Jan 2016 10:55 AM | Anonymous

    Safe States Alliance 2016 Annual Meeting

    *Early bird registration is NOW OPEN.*

    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.

  • 08 Jan 2016 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    The Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) is accepting mentor and mentee applications for the SAVIR mentoring program. Developed in 2012, the goal of this program is to provide mentorship to students, trainees, junior faculty, and research scientists that would supplement the resources that they have locally for injury research. The SAVIR mentor would help to provide content and/or methodological research mentoring.

    A program description and application forms for potential mentors and mentees are available here:

    SAVIR Mentoring Program, General Information.doc Application form for mentors.doc Application form for mentees.doc

    Please email applications and CVs to Ashley Schoenfisch,

  • 05 Jan 2016 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    This year's Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention & Intervention Conference will focus on the criminalization of young people. This promises to be a robust conversation, and opportunity to share best practices, engage in changing the narrative around our young people, and meeting others leading this work. To submit a workshop proposal, please click here.

    The deadline has been extended and proposals are now due Friday, January 8, 2016. See below for more details. Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested in submitting a proposal for consideration.

    2016 Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention & Intervention Conference

    Call for Workshops, Presentations & Trainings

    Conference Dates: May 9 & 10, 2016

    Location: 1000 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Submission Deadline: Proposals must be received by January 8, 2016



    Each year, the Violence Prevention Coalition (VPC) and Hospitals Against Violence Empowering Neighborhoods (HAVEN) host a national (and increasingly international) conference focused on improving prevention and intervention services, practices, and policies addressing gang violence. The conference emphasizes multi-stakeholder collaborations, and cross-field dialogue and partnership, with a goal of changing the framework of gang prevention and intervention practice to incorporate the public health model. More than 300 practitioners, advocates, and stakeholders are expected to attend.

    Our 2016 conference will focus on criminalization of youth – its impacts on youth development and positive options, exploring system-wide efforts at positive youth development as a public safety strategy, efforts to re-frame how we see young people, collaborations and system-level efforts to address decriminalization of young people, and case studies of providing positive youth supports.

    Join us this year as we consider these issues and discuss how communities – schools, courts, law enforcement, service organizations, and youth and families – have and can come together to effectively understand the impacts of criminalization as a contributing factor to social normalization of violence – particularly gang violence. We will explore systems-level responses to invest in prevention, and examine what works, where there are challenges, how to communicate better with each other, and how to collectively move to solutions.

    Call for Workshops: Concurrent Sessions

    VPC and HAVEN invite proposals for concurrent workshops sessions to be held on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Conference Planning Committee will select no more than ten (10) presentations in total for the conference.

    Workshop Topics:

    Interactive presentations should be designed to last 60-75 minutes and should address one or more of the following:

    • Linking criminalization of youth to gangs and gang involvement
    • Criminalization of youth
    • Promising Practices and Interventions
    • Things that didn’t work
    • Engaging faith community and faith leaders
    • Law enforcement and trauma
    • How to improve access points for prevention and Intervention (hospitals, schools, churches); building partnerships
    • Systemic efforts to decriminalize youth/promote positive youth development
    • Efforts to change the narrative around how we see young people
    • Trauma - 
      • Inter-generational
      • Passing down trauma
      • Non-traditional approaches to trauma
    • Strategies along the spectrum of prevention and intervention
    • Creating a community of practitioners
    • Institutionalizing legitimacy of solutions and collaborations (so not dependent on single police chief or officer)
    • How to create functioning coalitions/surviving disagreements
    • Public/private partnerships
    • Gender issues/gender identity as a contributing issue to normalization of violence
    • Mental Health

    Guidelines for Submission

    There are different categories for presentations: Workshops, “Deep Dive” Discussion Tables, Trainings, and Panel Discussions. We welcome all varieties; however, our goal is to have a diverse program in both subject matter and type of workshop. If you have a hands-on training in concrete skills that would be appropriate for a small group (max 25), please indicate you are requesting consideration as a “training workshop.”

    Workshop proposal should include:

    • Name, Title, Organization
    • Mailing address, Email, Phone
    • Biographical summary for each presenter, including credentials (200 words max)
    • Handouts and Power Point presentations. We ask that PowerPoint presentations be limited to 20 slides.
    • Workshop description, 600 words max. Description should include -
      • Three learning objectives
      • Evaluation results and data
      • Unique features or impacts
    • Explain your strategies to ensure audience understanding/participation.
    • Describe specific audio‐visual needs or set‐up requirements
    • List all presenters. Note who will serve as the Lead Contact for correspondence. There is a limit of 2 presenters for Workshop and 3 for Panel Discussion, inclusive of the moderator, unique requests for more presenters, speakers can be submitted but is subject to the approval of the Planning Committee and the request may effect your eligibility. VPC/HAVEN will assign a moderator, unless you have a specific moderator as part of your proposal.

    Selection Criteria

    Presentations will be selected based on:

    • Overall relevance to conference theme.
    • Added value to the conference as a whole, so that a variety of topics/viewpoints/approaches are represented.
    • The degree to which the presentation promotes audience interaction
    • Whether the presentation brings new/fresh content to the VPC/HAVEN audience.

    Submission Deadline

    Proposals must be received by January 8, 2016

    Link to submit proposal:

    Completed proposals can also be emailed to:

    Notice of Selection

    • LAGVPIC Advisory Committee will review all presentations and submit their recommendations to the VPC/HAVEN Planning Committee for final approval.
    • The Lead Contact will be notified of the final decision via email and/or telephone.
    • If your presentation is chosen and you are notified, changes in your presentation’s content (power point, information, hand out, etc.) and speakers (adding or subtracting) after the fact, will change your eligibility as your proposal will have to be re-submitted and go through due process as a new proposal.

    Support for Presenters/Reimbursements

    • VPC/HAVEN will waive the conference registration for maximum three presenters and will provide up to two nights’ accommodations (room+tax only) at the conference hotel for out of town presenters. VPC/HAVEN regrets that we cannot provide travel support or honoraria. Travel and per diem costs must be borne by the presenter(s).

    • Registration and hotel accommodations provided by VPC/HAVEN to presenters are ‘non-transferable’.

    Please note: the conference sells out every year, pushing the space to capacity, thus we cannot accommodate unexpected guests or visitors. Please be in touch with the conference organizers as soon as possible at if you need to make a special request.

  • 11 Dec 2015 5:11 PM | Anonymous

    The research and evaluation branch of DVP is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects related to intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and sexual violence. The start date is between January and August of 2016. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Please share directly with any and potential qualified students or current postdocs.

    For more information, please contact:

    Dennis E. Reidy, Ph.D.

    Behavioral Scientist

    Division of Violence Prevention

    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

    770-488-0525 |

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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