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Date: May 2017

On March 28, 2017, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) faculty members including director, Dr. Adnan Hyder and senior technical advisor, Dr. Junaid Razzak, attended the Fogarty International Center (FIC) Trauma Program Network Meeting. Leading investigators in trauma and injury from around the country and internationally attended the meeting held at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Roger Glass, the director of the FIC, opened the meeting. Dr. Razzak presented reflections on a decade of capacity development in injury and trauma research in Pakistan. He discussed the background, objectives, outputs and impact of the Johns Hopkins University-Pakistan Fogarty International Collaborative Trauma and Injury Research Training Program (JHU-Pak ICTIRT).

Dr. Razzak presents at a Fogarty Meeting

Dr. Junaid Razzak presents on JHU-Pak ICTIRT 

Dr. Adnan Hyder then presented on the Johns Hopkins University-Hanoi University of Public Health Trauma and Injury Research Program in Vietnam (JHU-Hanoi TRIP). He gave an overview of the constrains and gaps to address trauma and injuries in Vietnam and discussed the goals and specific aims of the program.

The meeting closed with group discussion topics including: Governance and challenges with program management in various countries, ethical issues in research and shared teaching resources across programs.

Read more about the Pakistan and Vietnam training programs. 

Dr. Hyder presents at Fogarty

Dr. Adnan Hyder presents on JHU-Hanoi TRIP

On March 9-10, 2017, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) director, Dr. Adnan Hyder, traveled to Dubai to attend the third Lancet NCDI Poverty meeting. The meeting was attended by 15 Commission members.

The meeting focused on a section-by-section review of the outline, draft text, working papers, and other inputs for the Commission report. The meeting also provided time for the Commission members to discuss messages and recommendations, analysis of report data and evidence, and delegation of report section authors. Lastly, Commissioners discussed the writing and editorial process and established working group and individual writing responsibilities.

On the second day of the meeting, the Commission members visited the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center. In the afternoon, Dr. Hyder led a plenary discussion of key messages and recommendations for two sections of the report. The report is expected to be published in early 2018.

The next Lancet Commission meeting is planned for June 2017.

Read more about the Lancet Commission here.

Lancet NCDI Poverty Meeting in Dubai

Members of the global Commission at the third Lancet NCDI Poverty meeting

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