HIPRC Faculty News and Notes -- November 3, 2015
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New Tool for HIPRC Researchers 

Did you know that HIPRC provides all our faculty and trainess with access to MarketScan databases? What is a MarketScan database, you ask? 

The core databases—Commercial, Medicare Supplemental, and Medicaid—are huge, representing over 170 million patients since 1995. Longitudinal integrity is strong. Complete payment information is captured, including payments from both the benefit plan and patient. Specialty pharmacy and mail-order prescription fills are included. Specialty databases link claims to unique data sets such as productivity management; health risk assessment; dental, laboratory, and medical records; and hospital data at the de-identified patient level. A separate hospital database allows for in-hospital research. The MarketScan white paper provides additional detail on individual MarketScan databases.

Contact Dr. Monica S. Vavilala or Vivian Lyons for more details. 

Consensus Statements Target Trial Results for Severe TBI 

Led by Harborview's very own Randal Chesnut, MD, FCCM, FACS, an international team of researchers present their consesus opinions in the acute care of patients with severe traumatic brain injury, providing a clear intepretation of clinical trial results that compared intracranial pressure (ICP)-based management to a treatment protocaol guided by CT-imaging ad examination without ICP monitoring. These new consensus statements will help guide physicians and researchers. They were published in the Journal of Neurotrauma and are available on the journal's website for free until November 15. Get it while it's hot!

HIPRC Trainee Fuentes Awarded K Grant

Molly Fuentes, MD, was recently selected for the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program, a three-year K12 research career development award. Her project, "The experience of disability in American Indian and Alaska Native children," will begin in August 2016, upon Dr. Fuentes' completion of the Pediatric Injury Training Program. Congratulations, Dr. Fuentes!

Event Calendar

November 2, 1pm: Journal Club:  Venovenous extracorporeal life support improves survival in adult trauma patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: A multicenter retrospective cohort study wDr. Eileen Bulger Learn More.  

November 3, 12pm: Research Seminar: Leveraging the UW Clinical Data Repository and Biomedical Informatics for Research. Learn More

November 4: Writing and Designing Winning NIH Proposals - WORKSHOP Learn More

November 4, 1pm: Work-in-Progress:  Risk Factors for Firework Injury w/ Dr. Brinkley Sandvall Learn More

November 13: 2015 Injury and Violence Prevention Summit Learn More

November 14, 10am - 1pm: East King County Gun Lock Box Giveaway Learn More

Click here to see the full calendar. 

What We're Reading

You Can Council Families About Gun Safety in the Home  - Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

More Guns, Less Money: Harvard's High-Profile, Cash-Strapped Firearm Research Center: The Trace

110 Members of Congress Plead for Ending Ban on CDC Gun Research - The Washington Post

MIT Researchers Create X-Ray Vision to Protect the Elderly - The Washington Post (on falls and older adults)

Targeting a High-Risk Group for Fall Prevention: Strategies for Health Plans - AJMC

UN Report Reveals Need for Coordinated, Systematic Approach to Youth Violence Prevention - UN

Los Angeles to Require Handguns Stored Under Lock and Key - Raw Story

Letter to the Editor, RE:  "Cycling 101 Needn't Be Collision Course," New York Times, via Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 
Volunteers Needed for Gun Lockbox Event
November 14, 2015

HIPRC is joining other community partners for Safe Gun Storage Giveaway in Kirkland on November 14. We need volunteers to ensure everything runs smoothly. Email us at to find out how you can help. See you there!
The University of Michigan hosted a one day injury summit in September. Not everyone could attend, so they've published videos, slide and resources from the summit: find links here
Dr. Rivara speaks to the Guardian about firearm research

Read the story here.
Puget Sound Heart Walk

Thanks to the HIPRC folks who supported heart health at the Puget Sound Heart Walk - fun was had by all!
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