HIPRC Weekly Bulletin - August 24, 2015
View this email in your browser

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

The leading causes of eye injuries to children:
  • Misuse of toys
  • Falls
  • Misuse of everyday tools and objects
  • Contact with household products
  • Automobile accidents
Visit for tips on preventing these injuries and more.

Image courtesy of American Associate of Ophthalmologists

HIPRC Announcements

UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference
Topic:         Current Issues in Trauma Care
When:         Monday, September 28–Tuesday, September, 29
Where:        Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
Speaker:     Monica Vavilala, MD, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and Pediatrics, Director, HIPRC
                   Sam Arbabi, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., Professor, Department of Surgery
                   Eileen Bulger, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor, Department of Surgery
                   Brian Johnston, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Department of Pediatrics
                   Samuel Mandell, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
                   Jamie Shandro, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
                   Nam Tran, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
                   Lauren Whiteside, M.D., M.S., Acting Instructor, Division of Emergency Medicine
                   Douglas Zatzick, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Cost:           $225–400

This two-day multidisciplinary conference highlights current issues in trauma care throughout the continuum: pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, acute care and rehabilitation. Nationally recognized speakers and local experts in trauma care will present topics pertinent to nurses, physicians, paramedics, social workers, program managers and other healthcare providers. The course is sponsored annually by Airlift Northwest and Harborview Medical Center. Learn more and register.

HIPRC Co-Sponsoring Injury and Violence Prevention Summit
Topic:          Innovations in Policy, Practice, and Partnerships
When:         Friday, November 13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where:        Seattle Airport Marriott
Cost:            $195

Decision-makers, leaders, and researchers from public health, health care, and community-based organizations are invited to a one-day summit, Transforming Injury and Violence Prevention: Innovations in Policy, Practice, and Partnership. Attendees will network and share information, learn about new initiatives, and hear from national, state, and local leaders on collaborative efforts to build safer communities. This summit is coordinated by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice - Public Health Training Center, Washington State Department of Health, and HIPRC.
Learn more and register.

Heart Walk for Heart Health

On October 17, 2015, UW Medicine will participate in the Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk to support American Health Association’s battle against cardiovascular disease and stroke. Harborview Medical Center aims to raise $20,000 with 150 participants. Please consider joining the effort by registering online at the UW Medicine Company Heart & Stroke Walk page.

Please let us know if you're interested in joining an HIPRC team by Sept 1. If there is enough interest, we will start an HIPRC team and send out further information.  


Work in Progress

Most Wednesdays, HIPRC hosts weekly research seminars focused on injury control activities. Anyone is welcome to join us in the HIPRC Conference Room (#4075), HMC Patricia Steel Building. Please RSVP by emailing

Upcoming WIPs

There are no WIPs schedules for the rest of August. 

NOTE: The next Faculty Meeting is September 2 at 1 p.m.

September 9, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Speaker:      Abraham Bergman, MD
Topic:        Personal Failures in Injury Prevention

External Events

The Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is hosting a free webinar, Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home, Thursday, September 10, 2015 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00).  Gun violence is a complex public health issue in the U.S., and those who counsel families about child access to guns in the home play a pivotal role in keeping children optimally safe.
This webinar will provide: 
·         Facts and statistics about firearm injury among children and factors that place them at increased risk
·         Policy landscape related to the prevention of child access to guns
·         Appropriate ages and messages for anticipatory guidance
·         Practical strategies start the conversation with parents about safe storage of guns and ammunition

Date and Time:
Thursday, September 10, 2015 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Click here to register for the webinar and for more information.

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) announced a new Community of Practice (CoP) on the development of 
collaborative research projects that will improve the understanding and prevention of suicide. This CoP is intended for suicide researchers and injury, suicide or violence prevention practitioners from state, tribal or community agencies and organizations. 
There will be a kickoff webinar on Friday, September 18, 2015. 
Learn more

Journal Club Seminar

There are no Journal Club Seminars in August. These will resume in September. Stay tuned for more details.

Funding Opportunities

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Deadline:     Tuesday, August 25, 5 p.m. ET
Amount:       Given according to need; requests of less than $1,000 are encouraged and given preference
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has issued two new Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for projects titled: "Case Studies by Independent Highway Crash Investigation Teams" and "Safety Benefits of Highway Infrastructure Investments". These RFPs address several identified research needs. Please visit the Foundation's "Request for Proposals" webpage for links and full details for each project. Early submissions are highly encouraged.
Questions may be addressed to Jurek Grabowski, Director of Research, at

Job Opportunities

Please email us if you have a job to disseminate. 
Copyright © 2015 Harborview Injury and Prevention Research Center, All rights reserved.

 Mailing Address:
325 9th Ave 
Box 359960
SeattleWA 98104

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp