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2016 Summer Institute: Using Evidence in Practice

Thanks to all who participated in our Advanced Summer Institute, "Using Evidence in Practice" on June 6-8, 2016 at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Downtown Baltimore.

Please note: "Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention" will be offered next in 2017.

Behind the Wheel: Public Health and Safety of Autonomous Cars

At the 2016 Daniel J. Raskin Memorial Symposium on Injury Prevention, held on March 22 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, experts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Google, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) participated in a compelling conversation on the subject in “Behind the Wheel: Public Health and Safety of Autonomous Cars.”

Click here to read our latest blog post recapping the symposium and panel and click here to watch the full event.

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CDC Awards Funding to Maryland to Collaborate with Injury Prevention Organizations

Maryland will receive part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s $30 million award to collaborate with injury and violence prevention organizations, such as the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury and Research Policy (JHCIRP). 

“The state has long been a leader in injury prevention and we’re thrilled that the federal government has recognized its contributions in the area,” said Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, and Associate Director for Outreach at JHCIRP.

While 23 total states received base funding through the program, Maryland was one of just five to receive Regional Network Coordinating Organization (RNCO) funding to share scientific evidence and programmatic best practices.

“Funding will go a long way in supporting the state and its efforts to address the leading cause of death among children and young adults in this country,” said Frattaroli. “We at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy look forward to continuing our productive partnership with the state and region in the years ahead.”

For more information on the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP), please click here.

Injury Student Wins Best MPH Capstone Award for 2016

Dane Moran, an MPH student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, earned the Overall Best MPH Capstone Award for 2016 for his capstone project entitled "Assessing the impact of improving vehicle design on the burden of pedestrian injuries in Germany, USA, and India." Moran was recognized at the MPH Capstone Symposium on May 7. 

"Dane's research generated important findings supporting the impact of improving vehicle design for improving pedestrian safety from three countries, with particular impacts for pedestrians in India," said Keshia Pollack, PhD, Moran's advisor, and JHCIRP's Associate Director for Training and Education. "I am grateful for Center faculty Dr. Kavi Bhalla who was Dane's research advisor and provided critical guidance."

Injury and Violence Profesionals Participate in Injury Prevention Leadership Symposium

Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler, core faculty with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, met in San Antonio on May 2-3, for the inaugural Texas Injury Prevention Symposium. A select group of injury and violence prevention professionals met to cultivate a network of injury prevention leaders, strengthen injury prevention capacity, engage critical thinking skills, put evidence-informed theory into practice, and foster collaboration among agencies and organizations. 

Journal Honors Center Co-Authored Article with "Editor's Choice" Selection

"Automated speed enforcement systems to reduce traffic-related injuries: closing the policy implementation gap," an article co-authored by Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy Director Dr. Andrea Gielen, an "Editor's Choice" honoree in the latest issue of Injury Prevention. Dr. Stephanie Morain, of the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics, served as the primary author. Kavi Bhalla, of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, also co-authored the article. To read the abstract and full article, please click here.

North Carolina Department of Labor Taps Center Assistant Professor for Keynote Address

Vanya Jones, PhD, an Assistant Professor with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy presented the keynote address of the NCDOL's Gold Star Growers Meeting on February 3. A former intern with the Department's Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau, Dr. Jones presented "Safety Collaborations in NC."

Center Faculty Publish Research on Traumatic Injury Costs

Postdoctoral fellow Suliman Alghnam and Center faculty Dr. Renan Castillo recently published "Estimating annual medical and out-of-pocket expenditures associated with traumatic injuries in the United States," in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Among the conclusions, the article found that injuries are associated with about $4 billion annually in out-of-pocket costs. To learn more about the article, please click here.

Injury Center Representatives Present at Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Group

Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy Director Dr. Andrea Gielen and Assistant Director of Training & Education Maryanne Bailey presented the Center's "Be Alert, Don't Get Hurt" pedestrian safety campaign in front of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Group on November 18. To learn more about the campaign, please click here.

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