November 05, 2019


November 2-6, 2019

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

"Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health."

Philadelphia, PA

December 4-6, 2019

Academy Health Dissemination and Implementation Science

Raising the Bar on the Rigor, Relevance, and Rapidity of Dissemination and Implementation Science

Arlington, VA

February 23-29, 2020

Western Trauma Association

Sun Valley, ID

March 8-11, 2020

American Academy of Health Behavior 20th Annual Scientific Meeting

“Transforming the narrative to meet emerging health behavior challenges”

Napa Valley, CA

March 11-14, 2020

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Adolescent Health: Transforming Risk to Wellness

San Diego, CA

April 14-17, 2020

Association for Clinical and Translational Science

Translational Science 2020

Washington, DC

April 27-29, 2020

SAVIR 2020 Annual Conference

Promoting Health Equity Through the Science of Injury and Violence Prevention

The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA

SAVIR E-News: November 2019

Reflections from the President

As we move towards the end of the calendar year, we have a chance to reflect on what SAVIR members have been doing so far, and how much we can accomplish in the next several months. While our meeting seems a long way off, the time will pass quickly and we will soon be enjoying spring in Philadelphia – and another outstanding SAVIR conference that is being planned by the host committee.

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Member Spotlight

This issue, SAVIR is featuring Mariana Garrettson, MPH, for our member spotlight. Keep reading to learn more about Mariana!

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Support Lifesaving Work – Include SAVIR in Your Year-End Donations

As the national organization advancing violence and injury research, SAVIR is able to continue its mission because of members’ support and generosity. By contributing to a campaign listed below, you'll help ensure that our work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program.

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Call for Webinar Proposals

SAVIR is seeking proposals for webinars to showcase injury and violence research. These forums provide an opportunity to share research findings, exchange methods and approaches, and increase attention to injury issues for those new to the field. We welcome presentations on any injury topics, special populations, methodological issues, or policy dilemmas. We are especially interested in presentations that showcase collaborations among centers, across disciplines, and between researchers and practitioners. The application deadline is November 15, 2019 for Spring 2020 webinars and April 1, 2020 for Fall 2020 webinars.

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2020 Conference Updates

Details for the 2020 Annual Conference have been set. Mark your calendars now. Date: April 27-29, 2020 Location: The Inn at Penn in Philadelphia, PA Theme: Promoting Health Equity through the Science of Injury and Violence Prevention Registration and hotel info: Coming soon Keep reading for important information including submission deadlines, a health equity statement, and sponsorship opportunities!

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Membership Committee Seeks Volunteers

The SAVIR Membership Committee is seeking volunteers to join their committee. This is an exciting time at SAVIR and the membership committee plays an important role. The goal of the committee is to get the word out about all the membership benefits, generate new ideas for members, and expand our SAVIR membership. It's a great way to contribute to SAVIR and get to know other members. The committee meets once a month (the second Wednesday from 2-3 pm ET) and sometimes committee members join in on other committee calls when needed. Occasional additional time will be needed to coordinate with other committees and to coordinate the student awards at the SAVIR conference. Please contact Becky Spicer ( for more information.

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Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Fellowships in Trauma and Violence

Johns Hopkins University is seeking applicants for two predoctoral fellowships open in nursing, two in public health and one post-doctoral fellowship in nursing. They are part of a new T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The application deadlines are in December and January. Students from Native American, African American, Hispanic, and other diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Spotlight from the Council of Centers: The PIPER Program

The Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) was founded at the Colorado School of Public Health in 2011 by Dr. Carol Runyan with initial funding provided jointly by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Colorado School of Public Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado. The support enabled the recruitment new faculty and staff to create a Denver-based program that would expand the work of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center based at Colorado State University 65 miles away in Fort Collins and led by Dr. Lorann Stallones.

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