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  • 02 May 2017 6:50 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Applications for the Class of 2018 just opened today and will be open until June 30th, 2017. EIS is CDC’s pre-eminent 2-year training program for post-doctoral students and clinicians in applied epidemiology (please see link for specific eligibility criteria). Although this program may be best known for work in infectious disease, it serves all Centers at CDC, including CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center). Fellows spend some of their time in didactic training, but spend most of their time under the supervision and mentorship of CDC scientists. Within the Injury Center, we offer a wide variety of opportunities in both Violence and Unintentional Injury Prevention. Please note that admission is to the EIS program as a whole and not to a specific Center. Fellows who are admitted go through a matching process. Incoming fellows have the opportunity to meet with various scientists and then identify the positions that resonate most with them. There are more positions than EIS officers, so there is a high likelihood of obtaining a top choice. 


    Please distribute this announcement to your students and related networks, as appropriate. If students or junior faculty are interested and want more specific information about opportunities future EIS positions in the Injury Center and how the Injury Center interacts with EIS, they can contact Dr. Arlene Greenspan at agreenspan@cdc.gov. For information about applying to EIS, eligibility criteria, and specific information about EIS, please go to https://www.cdc.gov/eis/application.html.

  • 24 Apr 2017 9:23 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Please click the following link for information on the Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute August 7 - 11, 2017 course:  2017 SAVIR Kempe Summer Institute Child Abuse.pdf.


  • 13 Mar 2017 9:22 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Post-Doc Position Available
    Center for Injury Research and Policy
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio


    The Center for Injury Research and Policy, located in The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital, is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellow in injury epidemiology. The center (www.injurycenter.org) is one of 10 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers.

    Apply:

    Eligibility:

    • PhD in epidemiology, transportation, or a related field.
    • Experience in research with peer-reviewed articles.
    • Experience in injury and violence prevention research is desirable.

    Responsibilities of the position:

    • Develop first-authored and co-authored articles in transportation safety in areas such as cell phone use while driving, traffic laws, health disparities, and drug and alcohol involvement.
    • Provide direct support to NIH- and CDC-funded studies
      • NIH R21: A phone app to reduce cell phone usage among young drivers: a pilot study
      • CDC R21: Disparities in cell phone law effectiveness across population subgroups and geographic regions
      • NIH R01: Licensing laws, mobility, and traffic safety among older adults
    • Assist in data analysis.
    • Assist in grant writing and preparation.
    • Conduct and coordinate research with the collaborators at Ohio State University College of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Engineering, and Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center.

    Location and funds for tuition, conference, and pilot project

    • Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the U.S. with metropolitan attractions and nearby suburban/rural comfort.
    • Tuition assistance for courses at Ohio State University and national workshops.
    • Funds for national conferences.
    • Funds for pilot projects.
  • 22 Feb 2017 11:46 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

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    SAVIR has benefited from AmazonSmile in the past and should utilize this promotion again in order to raise funds. Promote SAVIR's mission of providing leadership and fostering excellence in the science of preventing and treating injury and violence by linking your Amazon cart to AmazonSmile now:

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    4. In the "select your own..." field, type in the following with no abbreviations: "Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research." Select the listing when prompted.
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  • 13 Jan 2017 10:35 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    New Solicitation: Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence


    Office of Justice Programs sent this bulletin at 01/12/2017 02:00 PM EST


    NIJ seeks applications for funding for investigator-initiated research and evaluation projects related to reducing firearms violence and understanding the causes and effects of firearms violence. This solicitation aims to strengthen NIJ’s knowledge base and improve public safety by producing findings with practical implications for reducing firearms violence. This solicitation is focused specifically on producing research related to intentional, interpersonal firearms violence.


    The deadline for applications under this funding opportunity is March 24.


    This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. See also NIJ.gov’s solicitation FAQ page.


  • 10 Jan 2017 8:55 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)
    Injury Prevention is currently searching for a new Editor-in-Chief. The application deadline is 28th February 2017. More information is available at http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/site/misc/IPEICAdvertDec2016.pdf.

     


  • 12 Dec 2016 9:03 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    The Injury Surveillance Workgroup 9 (ISW9) at the Safe States Alliance, is excited to announce the availability of the newest ISW report: The Transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM: Guidance for Analysis and Reporting of Injuries by Mechanism and Intent.  Click here for the report. 

  • 18 Nov 2016 1:20 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    View the full ad here.


    The Center for Injury Research and Policy, located in The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital, is seeking applicants for two post-doctoral fellows (behavioral science, epidemiology). The center (www.injurycenter.org) is one of 9 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers.

    Apply:
    http://tinyurl.com/zvo9aal
    • Contact: Motao.Zhu@NationwideChildrens.org
    • Start date: fall 2016, spring 2017, or summer 2017

  • 07 Nov 2016 10:28 AM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

    Injury Prevention Professionals Needed!

    Join an award winning team as it sets the pace for injury prevention and trauma care in the rapidly developing Middle East country of Qatar!

    The Injury Prevention Program at the Hamad General Hospital Trauma Center needs two experienced injury prevention professionals to conduct ground breaking research and implement programs to help prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries from trauma. Two positions are available

    Injury Prevention Assistant Director

    Responsibilities: Assists the Director for Injury Prevention to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate Injury Prevention Programs

    • Provides public education and engagement;
    • Analyze, trend and report injury data to diverse stakeholders;
    • Plan and manage public health programs and coordinate with local and global partners

    Salary Range: 37,560 -71,826 USD annual, tax-free, & based on qualifications

    Employment Benefits: free housing; free health insurance; transportation allowance

    Education:

    • Essential: MD and/or equivalent
    • Preferred: Master of Public Health Degree (MPH) and/or PhD (Doctor of Public Health)

    Experience:

    • Essential: 3-5 years
    • Preferred: Direct patient care and/or public health, or healthcare project management with one year research or clinical or community work experience. Previous peer-reviewed academic publication.

    Languages: Fluent in English [essential] and Arabic [preferred].
    Computer Skills: Experience with statistical software packages (I.e SPSS) preferred

    Injury Prevention Coordinator

    Responsibilities: Assists the Injury Prevention Director & Assistant Director in the conduct, coordination, delivery and day-to-day oversight of the Injury Prevention Programs

    • Provides public education and outreach
    • Assists in data analysis, trending and reporting

    Salary: 23,000 -43,000 USD; tax-free, & based on qualifications
    Employment Benefits: housing allowance; free health insurance; transportation allowance

    Education:

    • Essential: Bachelors Degree in a health-related field Preferred: Medical Doctor Degree (MD) and/or Master of Public Health Degree (MPH)

    Experience:

    • Essential: 2-3 years
    • Preferred: Clinical internship plus one year research or clinical or field (community care) experience. Previous peer-reviewed academic publication.

    Languages: English [essential intermediate] and Arabic [preferred intermediate].

    If interested in either position, please send a letter of interest and CV to:
    Rafael J. Consunji MD MPH,
    Director, Hamad Injury Prevention Program
    Consultant, Trauma Surgery Section
    Department of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital
    Doha, Qatar
    rconsunji@hamad.qa

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