Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s 2022 Virtual INSIGHT Program Symposium highlighted intern research projects focused on injury & violence prevention topics. Over the summer, our INSIGHT Program interns worked for eight weeks with a mentor on a research project focused on health equity, opioid use, suicide prevention, medical education, burn patient experiences, traumatic brain injury or other vital topic in public health.
Our Symposium Keynote speaker was Dr. Frederick Rivara, Firearm Injury Policy Research Program Director and HIPRC Core Faculty. His speech focused on why research is conducted and what the critical needs are behind translating research into practice and policy.
“Research is important in identifying disparities. There is a need for true science, and science that is disseminated and put into policy,” says Dr. Rivara.
Speaking from experience, Dr. Rivara encouraged the INSIGHT Program interns to not shy away from controversial matters. “While I shied away about speaking about firearms, because of threats to funding. I’ve changed my tune. We can’t be intimidated by groups, especially when science is important.”
This year’s mentors included:
Academic Distinctions were as follows:
HIPRC extends its thanks to the 2022 INSIGHT Program Symposium Sponsors:
The primary goal of the INSIGHT Research Program is to develop the next generation of injury researchers. This year’s applicant pool had over 425 applicants, with 18 accepted interns from across the U.S.
Program components for the undergraduate INSIGHT program included:
To learn more about our High School INSIGHT program, visit this page.
To learn more about our asynchronous online injury & violence prevention course, INSIGHT REACH, visit this page.