UW Medicine researchers at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) examine the causes of injury and methods of prevention. Collaborating with their peers nationwide, HIPRC investigators translate their findings into best clinical practices.
– Johnese Spisso (Chief Health System Officer, UW Medicine; Vice President, Medical Affairs, University of Washington) and Dr. Eileen Bulger, MD (Chief of Trauma, Harborview Medical Center; UW Professor of Surgery)
The UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center 2014 Trauma Report includes snapshots of the following HIPRC members and their studies:
Full 2014 Trauma Report (.pdf)
A new resource co-developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute. This brief shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities. The purpose is to support those working to prevent violence in thinking strategically and creatively about:
Download Connecting the Dots brief here
Download Connecting the Dots presentation slides here
Several states in our region are now part of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The $7.5 million in funding will expand NVDRS from 18 to 32 participating states, enabling greater collection of critical data on violent deaths.
Health departments in the following 32 states will collect state-level data on violent deaths over the next five years: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Congratulations to HIPRC 2014 Summer Student Shan Modi on the acceptance of his abstract to the 2015 Critical Care Congress in Phoenix, Arizona. His paper is titled “Cardiac Dysfunction in Adult Heart Donors & Temporal Changes of LV Systolic Function Over Time”. HIPRC mentors include Dr. Vijay Krishnamoorthy, MD (T-32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology) and Dr. Monica Vavilala, MD (Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology).
Eunice Agyemang is a Ghanaian Fogarty Injury Scholar who will be in Seattle for training activities, including non-matriculated courses at the University of Washington starting September 20th. She will be taking courses in Injury & Violence, Current Issues in Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Problems in Global Health, and Implementing Research in Advanced Nursing Practice. Eunice is being mentored by Dr. Charles Mock, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS (Professor of Surgery, Epidemiology, and Global Health) and Dr. Beth Ebel, MD, MSc, MPH (Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services).