• 10 Dec 2015 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    National Safety Council: Call for Conference Presentations

    The National Safety Council has issued a call for presentations for the 2016 National Safety Council Congress & Expo – Building Safer Workplaces, October 15 – 21 in Anaheim.

    Submission deadline: January 29, 2016

    To view the submission requirements, refer to

  • 10 Dec 2015 9:37 AM | Anonymous

    Pediatric Injury Research Training Program Opportunity

    Seattle, Washington, USA

    The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA are offering post-doctoral training in Pediatric Injury Research, with positions available for summer/fall, 2016. This training program is funded through a US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH) T-32 grant.

    The goal of this training program is to prepare US investigators to specialize in pediatric injury research and develop productive academic scientists and scholars in this field. We define injury research broadly to include intentional violence and unintentional injury. Relevant research areas include elucidating the risk factors and causes of injuries, injury prevention strategies, acute and chronic care of injured patients, outcomes from trauma, and interventions to return the injured individual to their full potential.

    The Program includes coursework, seminars and an intensively mentored research experience. We will provide trainees with methodological knowledge and practical skills for conducting high quality interdisciplinary research in an environment that infuses them with the excitement of research, and nurtures early career development. We believe that our graduates will become research leaders prepared to conduct interdisciplinary research using the highest ethical standards and capitalizing on state of the art research methods.

    The Training Program is two years in length, with the option of a third year for exceptionally productive trainees. A Master of Public Health or Master of Science degree is available as part of the Training Program.

    Post-doctoral level scholars are welcome from all health professions, and specialties within those professions including pediatrics, surgery, dentistry, urology, rehabilitation medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesia/critical care, psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology, health services, public health, social work, nursing and health economics. Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals, or an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence who possesses an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551), or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident prior to appointment. Individuals with temporary or student visas are not eligible.

    Interested individuals should contact Dr. Fred Rivara ( 206-744-9449 or Dr. Monica Vavilala ( 206-744-9454.

    Click here for an application form

    Click here for a referree evaluation form

  • 08 Dec 2015 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Leon S. Robertson Faculty Development Chair in Injury Prevention

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor who will be appointed to the Leon S. Robertson Faculty Development Chair in Injury Prevention. The person who will serve in this Chair is selected on the basis of his or her outstanding contribution to the field of injury prevention, and promise as a leader who can make substantial contributions in teaching, scholarship, policy, and practice in injury prevention.

    This position will be in the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, one of ten CDC-funded “centers for excellence” in injury research in the United States. The theme of the Center is “Closing the Gap between Research and Practice to Reduce the Burden of Injury”. Within this overarching theme, the Center’s mission is to conduct high quality research that informs policies and programs to improve the prevention and treatment of injuries; ensure that research is translated into practice and that practice informs research through meaningful collaborations; and integrate research and practice into training and education programs. The Center seeks a new faculty member who will complement and expand the work of its large, multi-disciplinary faculty.

    The focus of the candidate’s work may include unintentional and/or intentional injury and may emphasize primary, secondary, and/or tertiary prevention of high priority injury problems. Training and experience in a core discipline of injury control is essential (e.g., epidemiology, law, criminology, economics, health outcomes research, social and behavioral sciences, psychology, medicine, nursing, biomechanics). Of particular interest is work focused on the needs of vulnerable populations in the United States, translational research, and practice partnerships with injury prevention professionals working in the public and private sectors.

    Candidates should have an advanced degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DrPH), and either have a strong track record of publishing in high-impact journals and obtaining funding for their research, or have demonstrated the potential to do so. Candidates should also show a strong commitment to teaching and advising doctoral and masters students in the School.

    The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Department of Health Policy and Management, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

    How to apply: Recruitment will continue until the position is filled, with preference given to individuals who submit their application materials by January 31, 2016. Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM, Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy will Chair the Search Committee. The search process will include the following steps:

    1. Submit letter of interest, addressed to Dr. Gielen, and CV electronically to Ms. Edith Jones (
    2. After the Search Committee reviews applications, additional information may be requested.
    3. A first round of interviews may be conducted by telephone.
    4. Finalists will be invited to give a presentation and to meet with committee members, other faculty, staff, and students.

  • 08 Dec 2015 12:28 PM | 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

    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:

    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 10:17 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



  • 23 Nov 2015 12:45 PM | 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.


    Early registration opens on December 14, 2015. All Safe States members receive a special discount on registration fees.

  • 18 Nov 2015 11:31 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

  • 18 Nov 2015 11:29 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 11:28 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 11:22 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

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