HIPRC Newsletter -- September 21, 2015
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DOJ Award to HIPRC to Prevent Firearm Injury

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to implement a component of an innovative firearm injury prevention program. The award is part of $500,000 package from the the DOJ  for an innovative program aiming to reduce gun violence in Seattle. HIPRC will utilize the funds to help gunshot victims prevent future firearm-related injuries. 

“Our communal sense of safety has been shaken by recent national and local episodes of gun violence,” said UW Medicine’s Dr. Monica Vavilala, director, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. “Most firearm violence is preventable and the grant funding will allow us to address key causes of gun violence and lay the groundwork for developing programs that work to reduce firearm related injuries.”

The news of the grant was featured on KUOW News & Information and the Seattle Times
Read more. 

Event Calendar

September 22: Innovations and Partnerships in Transportation: Thinking Boldly to Move Forward Together. Learn More.  

September 23, 1pm: Join HIPRC for a Works-in-Progress presentation by Dr. Raquel Capote. Details here.  

September 25, 1pm: Violence Journal Club w/ Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar in the HIPRC Conference Room. 

September 26-27: Pediatric Brain Injury Conference: From Injury to Return to Life at Seattle Children's Hospital. Learn more

September 28-29UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference. Learn more and register.

September 30: Webinar: Fall Related TBIs Among Older Adults. Register

September 30: Works-in-Progress: Importance of correct dealth certificates for public health and medical research(...) Read more. 

October 2, 1pm: Global InjuryJournal Club w/ Dr. Charles Mock in the HIPRC Conference Room.

Click here to see the full calendar. 

What We're Reading

Why Injury Prevention Cannot be 'One-Size-Fits-All' - Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Recovering after multiple TBI can be difficult: Ex-Gopher Utecht tries to rebuild cognitive skills

NIH Addresses the Science of Diversity

Nearly 80 percent of decesased NFL players test positive for brain disease - via PBS Frontline

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Going to the Pedatric TBI Conference at Seattle Children's Hospital this weekend? Stop by our booth and say hi. 
2015 Injury and Violence Prevention Summit
November 13, 2015

HIPRC, the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and the Washington State Department of Health invite you to a one-day summit to discuss successful strategies and collaborations. Learn more and register. 
HIPRC Walking for Hearts
Stay tuned for details on how you, your friends, and family can join the HIPRC team at the 2015 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk on October 17. Check out the UW Medicine Team Page for more details. 
CONGRATULATIONS to Vivian Lyons, HIPRC Research Assistant, for earning the School of Public Health Endowed Fellowship! This award recognizes Vivian for her academic merit and promise in the field of public health.
Congratulations to Monica Vavilala, MD on receiving a two year NIH grant to study "Vasoactive Agents and Cerebral Outcomes in Brain Injury". HIPRC co-investigators are Randal Chesnut, MD; Ali Rohani-Rahbar, MD, MPH, PhD and Jerry Zimmerman, MD, PhD.
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