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The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) is pleased to announce that associate director, Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, is a 2012 Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health faculty pilot grant recipient.

The grant, entitled, “Understanding the long-term health, social, and economic impact of injuries: A pilot study using e-Health technologies in Malaysia” seeks to develop novel methods to understanding the immediate and long-term health, social, and economic impact of injuries. The project, which includes JH-IIRU colleagues, associate director Kent Stevens and senior technical advisor, David Bishai, as well as collaborators from Perdana University and Universiti Putra Malaysia, has three specific objectives.

First, the project seeks to develop and pilot-test a electronic e-tool to examine the long-term health (prevalence, severity and duration of disability), social, and economic impact of traumatic non-fatal injuries; second, researchers aim to develop and implement an e-data collection and monitoring module using the new tool for capturing traumatic injuries and following individuals over time, for use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); and finally, the study will document the burden of traumatic non-fatal injuries in Kajang, Malaysia.

Findings from the proposed work will lead to the development of a multi-country pilot of the newly developed methods in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

According to the Center for Global Health, the primary purpose of the Faculty Grants is to strengthen the winners' abilities to secure extramural funding. This year, twenty-five applicants competed for the grants, and eight faculty members received awards to enable and support their proposed global health research projects. 

This is the sixth year the Center for Global Health has offered the grant program. All funded projects relate to some aspect of global health.

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit would like to congratulate Dr. Kent Stevens, the Unit’s associate director of trauma and clinical services, on receiving a prestigious faculty grant from the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. The grant will assist Dr. Stevens with his trauma work in Cameroon and South Africa.

Dr. Stevens is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His work with the International Injury Research Unit has focused on drowning, injury prevention, and care of the injured patient in Africa and Asia.

Dr. Asad Latif, a close colleague of the Unit and an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, also received a Center for Global Health grant.

For more information about the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit’s work in trauma care, please contact us.

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