HIPRC Newsletter -- August 31, 2015
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HIPRC keeping busy with brains

Megan Moore, PhD, MSW, has been particularly busy this summer, with two papers on pediatric TBI published within weeks of each other.  Both papers, written by a bevvy of HIPRC stakeholders, can be accessed on PubMed:

"Availability of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services for Children After Traumatic Brain Injury: Difference by Language and Insurance Status" published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, explores the associations between English proficiency, insurance status, outpatient rehabilitation service availability, and travel time for children with traumatic brain injury. Read more

"Developing a Family-Centered Care Model for Critical Care After Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury" appears in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and examines the family experience of critical care after pediatric traumatic brain injury and presents a model for family-centered traumatic brain injury care based on family perspectives. Read more

Dr. Whiteside awarded NIH grant

K23 funding to support prescription opioid misuse 

Lauren Whiteside, MD, MS, was issued a K23 grant from the National Institutes of Health for "A longitudinal collaborative care model for patients with prescription opioid misuse utilizing the Emergency Department for care." Join us in congratulating Dr. Whiteside as research gets underway for the potentially groundbreaking study. The research will be undertaken through July 2020. Her primary mentors are Doug Zatzick, MD (HIPRC, Department of Psychiatry) and Dennis Donovan, PhD (Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, Department of Psychiatry). Advisors include the following:

  • Taryn Lindhorst, MSW, PhD - School of Social Work
  • Rebecca Cunningham, MD - University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Caleb Banta-Gree, MPH, MSW, PhD - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
  • William Meurer, MD, MSc - University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine

Event Calendar

September 10, 10:00 am PST: The Violence Prevention Initiative at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is hosting a free webinar, Counseling Families on Gun Safety in the Home. Find out more and register

September 18: The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention will host a webinar to launch its new Community of Practice (CoP) on understanding and preventing suicide. The CoP is intended for researchers and prevention practitioners. Learn more

Click here to see the full calendar. 

Job Announcement

The Washington State Department of Health is seeking candidates for a permanent full-time Injury Prevention Specialist. Find out more and apply here
With the addition of Dr. Moore's recent publications, HIPRC has published fourteen papers on TBI so far in 2015. Find out more about our TBI research
DON'T FORGET: The UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference will take place on Sept. 28-29. 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. 
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. 
Note to HIPRC Faculty:
There will be a faculty meeting on Sept. 2 at 1pm. 
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