• 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

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    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.

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  • 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 |

  • 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.

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