HIPRC News and Notes -- April 2017
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iHeal to feature national experts

Dr. Adil HaiderDr. Ana NúñezRegistrations are open for the Injury-related Health Equity Across a Lifespan Symposium, or iHeal. The day-long symposium on May 23 will help identify the current state of health equity research and practice and work to set a national agenda to address disparities.

Dr. Ana Núñez, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at Drexel University’s College of Medicine will keynote the symposium. She is nationally known for her work as a medical educator on women’s health, curricular reform and cultural competency.

The symposium will kick-off with a public lecture on May 22 with Dr. Adil Haider, who is credited for establishing the field of trauma equity research. He serves as the Kessler Director for the Center for Surgery and Public Health, a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Both events are free, but registration is required. Food and parking will be provided. To learn more, contact


INSIGHT applicants selected for 2017

The 2017 INSIGHT Research Program will include 22 students from 10 universities across the U.S. and Canada. The final list includes seven graduate students and 15 undergraduates, with majors ranging from public health and social work to neuroscience and bioengineering. The INSIGHT High School Program applications close April 30, and applicants will be notified soon.

For more information, contact Smita Stepanova-Pednekar at

Pediatric TBI Webinar set for June 9

HIPRC has partnered with the Washington Department of Health to present a free webinar on pediatric TBI on June 9, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The day-long event "Hot Topics and Best Practice in Pediatric TBI" will feature a number of experts from HIPRC covering a broad range of related topics, including prevention, rehabilitation, returning to school and recreation, and others.

Register today or contact Manal Jmaileh at for more information.

HIPRC research coordinators present at ICU Research Day

HIPRC Research Coordinators Adrienne James and Hope Clark-Bell will present on HIPRC research at a poster symposium for Harborview Medical Center’s ICU team on April 26. The sessions last from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., 9MB, Report Room.

James will present regarding a project led by HIPRC associate member Jerry Zimmerman, Ph.D., M.D., in research regarding severe pediatric traumatic brain injury, including effectiveness of common therapies, genetic and environmental influences, and MRI markers of outcome. Clark-Bell’s will discuss a project led by HIPRC Directory Monica Vavilala, M.D., that focuses on cerebral autoregulation after pediatric traumatic brain injury, particularly the interactions between vasoactive agents and cerebral hemodynamic and perfusion characteristics after TBI.

To learn more about the event, contact Research Nurse Supervisor Laura Hennessy at

Event Calendar

April 26, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Work-in-Progress: “Falls and Cognitive Training (FaCT and FaCT2 studies): An Update” with Hilaire Thompson, Ph.D., RN.

May 3, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Faculty Meeting

May 10, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Work-in-Progress: “Using Audit Methodology to Investigate Inequity in Access to Rehabilitation Services” with Molly Fuentes, M.D.

May 17, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Work-in-Progress: “Methodology Tools” with Ben Marwick, Ph.D.

May 22, (Monday) 6 p.m.: iHeal Kick-off with Dr. Adil Haider at the School of Social Work, Room 305. (Registration Required)

May 23 (Tuesday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: iHeal Symposium with Keynote by Dr. Ana Núñez (Registration Required)

May 24, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Work-in-Progress: “Suicides, Homicides, Accidents, and Undetermined Deaths Among Military Personnel & Veterans” with Mark Reger, Ph.D.

May 31, (Wednesday) 1 p.m.: Work-in-Progress: “Participatory Ergonomics” with Debra Milek, M.D., Ph.D., MPH.

Save the Date: HIPRC Summer Picnic
July 24, Monday, 4:30-7:30 p.m.: Join us for a bring-a-dish meal and canoeing at the UW Waterfront Activities Center.

Other Opportunities

May 15 (Monday): Application deadline for Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health. This intensive one- or two-week course is from the UW Department of Global Health. Learn more or apply at the course website.

May 23 (Tuesday) 5-8:30 p.m.: 10th Annual Academic Evening with the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.  Held at The University of Washington Club, 4020 East Stevens Way, Seattle.

Unless noted otherwise, all events take place at HIPRC offices

View the full calendar. 

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