January 2015

January 2015

By: HIPRC Date: January 1st, 2015

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!

Director, Violence Section appointed to Executive Committee for National Medical Council on Gun Violence

Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD, MPH (Assistant Professor of Epidemiology) has been selected to serve on the Executive Committee for the National Medical Council on Gun Violence (NMCGV). Please help us congratulate him on his selection!

HIPRC is on Twitter!

HIPRC has starting tweeting on injury-related news and events. Follow us! https://twitter.com/HIPRC

Guest Speaker from University of Georgia

Speaker:      Julianne Schmidt, ATC, PhD (Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia)
Topic:          Sports-related Concussion: From the Lab to the Sidelines
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 13th, 11AM

Note: Schmidt is interviewing for a position here, so please attend her presentation if possible

Volunteer on MLK Day with the UW

Want to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on this year’s MLK Day? Join UW students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends in this annual day of service by building a team as a project leader or by registering individually for a public project. The MLK Day of Service is produced in partnership by the UW’s Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center and United Way of King County.

Learn how to get involved on the Carlson Center’s website: http://www.washington.edu/carlson/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service/

Increase in Gas Fireplace Injuries Among Children

Gas fireplaces are an increasingly popular decorative addition in homes across the country. They are easy-to-use, inexpensive, and they require less maintenance than their wood-burning counterparts. However, unlike traditional wood-burning fireplaces, glass-fronted fireplaces lack the signs that many young children associate with a hot fire, and recently, we have witnessed an increase in burns to children from glass-fronted gas fireplaces. Please check out http://ohioaap.org/GlassFrontFireplaceSafety to educate yourself on this new source of pediatric injury. The link gives some background information about the issue, a poster providers can place in their offices, and prevention strategies for families.