HIPRC News and Notes -- September 20, 2016
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Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple casualty events, like mass shootings, terrorist attacks and earthquakes. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of an event can be life-saving. That’s why HIPRC is teaming up with Harborview Medical Center, the American College of Surgeons Washington State Committee on Trauma, and Seattle and King County EMS  to offer a free 2.5 hour course on bleeding control, led by HMC trauma surgeons and HIPRC faculty. The course is open to all people. Medical professionals that take the course can be considered instructors for future trainings. SIGN UP TODAY! 

INSIGHT Program a Resounding Success

In August, the HIPRC Injury Student Internship Program came to a close at the INSIGHT Symposium, where more than 40 high school, undergraduate and graduate students shared the results of weeks of research and public outreach efforts. Thanks to all of the mentors who worked with our student interns.  Special thanks to Drs. Howard Chansky, Hunter Wessells, Michael Crowder, and Anneliese Schleyer for serving as poster judges at the symposium.

The application for the 2017 INSIGHT Program will be available on this page on November 1, 2016. In the meantime, check out our photo gallery from the program. 

While the undergraduate and graduate students collaborated with HIPRC faculty on individual research projects, two groups of high school students each spent three weeks researching and designing public outreach campaigns to raise awareness about distracted driving and traumatic brain injuries. Click the banners below to see these creative efforts:


Event Calendar

Sept. 21, 1pm: Work-in-Progress: State Alcohol Taxes and Firearm Fatality with Rob Bonow, MD

September 23, 1pm: Journal Club: Violence Prevention with Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD, MPH

September 28, 1pm: Work-in-Progress: Industrial Injury Hospitalizations Not Billed to Workers' Compensation: Surprises, Implications & Next Steps with Jeanne Sears, PhD, MS

October 12, 1pm: Work-in-Progress: Metabolomics with Grant O'Keefe, MD, MPH

October 19, 1pm: Work-in-Progress: Distracted driving enforcement with Beth Ebel, MD, MSc, MPH

Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at HIPRC offices

Click here to see the full calendar. 

In the News

Frederick Rivara, PhD, MPH:  UW Researcher: Proposed Ban On Assault-Style Weapons 'Makes Sense'; KNKX All Things Considered, 09/08/2016

Beth Ebel, MD, MSc, MPH:  Seattle Times Editorial - Why congress should lift ban on gun violence research; 08/2/2016

Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW: 

Changing Seasons, Changing Faces at HIPRC

As we head into autumn and a new school year, HIPRC warmly welcomes the following people to our team:

Associate Faculty

  • Michele Curatolo, MD, PhD; Medical Education and Research Endowed Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  • Aaron Bunnell, MD, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Molly Fuentes, MD, MS , Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Judith Hagedorn, MD, Assistant Professor, Urology
  • Daniel Henning, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Medicine
  • Tam Pham, MD, Associate Professor, Surgery

Visiting Scholars from Thailand:

  • Arraya Watanitanon, MD, Thammasat University in Pathum Thani
  • Theerada Chandee, MD, Thammasat University in Pathum Thani
  • Sujaree Poopitpatpab, MD, from Navamindrahiraj University in Bangkok
New T32 Fellows 
  • Steve Mooney, PhD, Epidemiology
  • Robert Tessler, MD, Surgery
New Staff
  • Carly Farr, Research Assistant, Anesthesiology
  • Mary Grace Asirot, Research Assistant, Anesthesiology
  • Jasmine Kim, Research Assistant, Anesthesiology
  • Erik Philipson, Communications Assistant, Anesthesiology
  • Karen Segar, MA ( - Data Manager, Methods Core 
And happy trails to the following:
  • Joe Simonetti, MD, MPH, Senior Fellow Trainee, Medicine
Departing Thai Visiting Scholars:
  • Taniga Kiatchai, MD, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Phuphit Fuangworawong, MD, Bhumibol Aduyadej Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference 2016

This two-day multi-disciplinary 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. 

HIPRC-affiliated presenters include: More details and registration here. 
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Be an Active Bystander

Want to become an active bystander? Do you want to know how to respond when you see a student or colleague in distress? UW Green Dot is currently offering trainings for faculty, staff, and graduate students. The Green Dot Emotional First Aid (EFA) trainings work to equip you with practical skills to be an active bystander with students and co-workers. Learn, discuss, and practice intervention skills related to preventing and responding to sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and generally supporting students in distress.
New to Green Dot? The aim of Green Dot is to prevent and reduce power-based violence at UW by engaging students, faculty, and staff as active bystanders who step in, speak up, and interrupt potential acts of violence.
Upcoming EFA trainings are:
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 9-11 a.m., HUB 332
  • Friday, Nov. 18, 1-3 p.m., HUB 332
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2-4 p.m., HUB 332
Sign up online. Spread the word! If you have any questions, email
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