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JH-IIRU team members, including director Adnan Hyder, associate directors Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, Kent Stevens, Leon Robertson Faculty Development Chair Kavi Bhalla and research program coordinator Jeffrey Lunnen, will be traveling to New Zealand for the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.  This biennial meeting will bring together the leading scientists, researchers and academics from all over the world in an effort to strengthen the field of injury prevention and safety promotion.

The JH-IIRU team will be busy this year, both before and during the conference. JH-IIRU had more than 20 abstracts accepted, for oral and poster presentations, and Drs. Bachani and Stevens will host workshops, one on evaluating road safety interventions and the other on trauma care systems in low- and middle-income countries, respectively. 

In addition, our colleagues at the Road Traffic Injury Research Network (RTIRN) will be hosting a workshop on road safety interventions from September 30th – October 1. For additional information, click here:

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For more information about Safety 2012, please visit the conference website

Epidemic Proportions, the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Public Health Research Journal, recently published an article by JH-IIRU director, Adnan A. Hyder, with contributions from Jeffrey C. Lunnen, IIRU’s research program coordinator.
The article, entitled, “Global Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011-2020: Time to Stop the Carnage on the Roads” highlights JH-IIRU’s participation in the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety, as well as the work the unit is doing with the Road Safety in 10 Countries Project (RS-10). In an effort to show the application of public health principles for undergraduate students, Dr. Hyder explains the purpose of the program, using the work the team has done in Mexico as an example of what’s been done and what needs to be done to reduce the burden of road traffic injuries. He also stresses the importance of the knowledge being generated in the project. This information will not only support the investments being made by governments and leaders such as Michael Bloomberg, but, perhaps most importantly, it will also provide evidence for stronger road safety interventions.

You can access the full article in the latest issue of Epidemic Proportions 

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