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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Participated in Virtual Pre-Conference Showcase for Safety 2022

Leadership from the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit participated in the Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase on March 22-26, 2021 in advance of next year’s 14th Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in Adelaide, Australia.

Developed as an online event to be held between the originally scheduled 2020 conference and the rescheduled 2022 event, the virtual showcase featured live and on-demand presentations through a combination of plenary and concurrent sessions, e-posters, and workshops, as well as a virtual exhibition hall.

JH-IIRU Associate Director Dr. Qingfeng Li led a workshop, “Big Data in Road Safety Monitoring and Evaluation.” Li guided participants to describe common big data sources for road safety, identify potential big data sources on a given road safety area, and apply basic big data analytical skills.

Director Dr. Abdul Bachani also joined leadership from the Global Road Safety Partnership and World Health Organization in a panel workshop on Tuesday, “Innovative Approaches to Capacity Development for Injury Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.”

The panel focused on innovative approaches for capacity development—at the individual and institutional levels, as well as in the field of injury prevention in LMICs.

Representatives from the Unit also staffed a booth in the exhibition hall to interact with virtual participants.

For a complete program of the pre-conference showcase, please click here. To learn more about both the showcase, as well as next year’s world conference, please click here.

Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Attends Injury Workshops and Meetings in Vietnam

On November 11-14, 2019, faculty and students from the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) were on the ground in Vietnam for a series of workshops and presentations designed towards sustainable capacity development for injury prevention in the region, share research findings, and convene with collaborators and other experts....Click here to read more.

RTIRN January – March 2012 Newsletter on Capacity Development Features IIRU

The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN) has released its January-March 2012 newsletter with a special focus on capacity development for road traffic injury (RTI) research. The newsletter is supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies from their Bloomberg Global Road Safety Project, provided by the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU). The issue features contributions from RTIRN partners all around the globe including an introduction by Dr. Adnan Hyder, the unit’s director and RTIRN’s chair, and a piece on building capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by Dr. Abdul Bachani, the unit’s associate director for training and capacity development. 

Dr. Bachani’s contribution, “Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Building Capacity for Injury Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” expounded on JH-IIRU’s ongoing training efforts in LMICs—an essential part of its mission. These efforts include: learning by doing, workshops, and formal coursework through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). Indeed JH-IIRU team members are actively involved in hands-on training for local collaborators and regularly conduct workshops on a variety of injury prevention topics in addition to offering formal on campus and online courses. IIRU understands cost can be a major hindrance to the transfer of knowledge, consequently Dr. Bachani has worked to make the material covered in two courses, Confronting the Burden of Injuries and Using Summary Measures of Health to Improve Health Systems, available for free access via the Johns Hopkins Open Course Ware System (

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