May 12, 2020

SAVIR E-News: May 2020

Reflections from the President

As I begin my year as SAVIR President, we are experiencing an unprecedented public health crisis that has substantially changed how we live, work, learn and recreate. It has changed how we conduct studies and how we teach the next generation of injury and violence prevention researchers. We still do not know what the long-term impacts will be, but it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will affect injury and violence in substantial ways, both positive and negative. We have already seen early evidence of reductions in motor vehicle crash deaths and sports injuries due to a decline in exposures, and increases in domestic violence and firearm purchases. As researchers in the field, it will be incumbent upon us to conduct rigorous science and learn from this experience in order to prevent injury-related morbidity and mortality in the future.

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Member spotlight – Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Joel Fein, MD, MPH, is a professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of Advocacy and Health Policy for the Division of Emergency Medicine. He is the co-director of the CHOP Violence Prevention Initiative ( which is a multi-tiered, trauma informed approach to violence prevention that addresses bullying, intimate partner violence and peer youth violence. Keep reading to learn more!

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SAVIR E-Conference: Don’t Miss Out!

SAVIR 2020 has transitioned to an e-conference, making it easy to present, engage and connect from anywhere!

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Committee spotlight: SAVIR Communications Committee

The SAVIR annual conference is an opportunity for members to learn more about the different committees and find a way to connect. SAVIR is a volunteer-led organization and committees are truly “where the action happens”. If you are not yet a committee member and would like to learn more about serving on one, please visit here to learn more about the different committees and contact a committee chair to request more information!

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COVID-19 and Injury and Violence Prevention

Check out these resource hubs focused on injury and violence prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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