February 2015

February 2015

By: HIPRC Date: February 11th, 2015

Safe Gun Storage event in Fife, WA on January 31st

This event was sponsored by HIPRC, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, LOK IT UP, Safe Kids, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department, and SPORTCO. This event was the second in a series of four planned events around the State. The Seattle event was held in December. Additional events are planned for Snohomish County and Central Washington later this Spring. They gave out 380 lock boxes (67 more than last event), approximately 25 trigger locks (20 more than last event) and received $971.31 in donations toward the Gun Safety Fund.

HIPRC participants included:

  • Monica Vavilala, MD, (HIPRC Director, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics)
  • Arun Ayyagari (Monica’s husband)
  • Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD, MPH (HIPRC Methods Core Director & Violence Section Lead, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology)
  • Lauren Whiteside, MD, MS (Acting Instructor of Emergency Medicine)
  • Rosemary Grant, RN, BSN, CPHQ (Research Coordinator for Anesthesiology)
  • Harriet Saxe, JD (HIPRC Program Manager)
  • Brianna Mills, MA (HIPRC Methods Core Staff, PhD Epidemiology student)

The event was covered by the media, which can be found here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/01/31/3616935_fife-store-draws-big-crowd-with.html?rh=1

If you would like a lockbox from Saturday’s event, they are requesting a $50 donation to the Gun Safety Fund. If interested, please contact Stephanie Hall (Stephanie.Hall@seattlechildrens.org).

Next Early Career Injury Investigator Research Network (EIIRN) Meeting

The next Early Career Injury Investigator Research Network (EIIRN) meeting on February 18th at 11AM at HIPRC. Graduate students, post-docs, T32 trainees, and early career investigators are invited to meet and mingle. There will be snacks!

Sports Concussion in Adolescents: Prevention and Treatment Webinar

Host: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM)
Presenter: Cora Breuner, MD, MPH
Date/Time: Friday, February 17th, 10-11:30AM
Register: https://register.adolescenthealth.org/events/registration.aspx?event=WEB0215

Concussions are one of the most commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and recreational activities As many as 3,900,000 sports-related and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year and can occur in any organized or unorganized sport or recreational activity. The vast majority of concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Concussions leave the young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury and even death. Despite having generally recognized return to play standards for concussion and head injury, some affected youth athletes are prematurely returned to play resulting in actual or potential physical injury or death. In this workshop appropriate critical evaluation skills will be discussed including the determination.