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HIPRC Newsletters 2022

April 2022

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • CDC Success Story
  • NEW Firearm Laws for Washington State
  • We’re Hiring!

March 2022

  • Brain Injury Awareness
  • Hill Day
  • Award Applications Due!

February 2022

  • 2021 Year in Review
  • Progress in TBI
  • Black History Month

January 2022

  • Rivara Endowment Injury Research Grant Award
  • We’re Hiring!
  • New CDC Study

HIPRC Newsletters 2021

November 2021

  • Teen Opioid-Use Prevention Toolkit
  • National Injury Prevention DAy
  • INSIGHT application opens

October 2021

  • National Fire Prevention Week: October 3-9,2021
  • HIPRC Trainee Wins Judy Su Endowed Research Training Award in Anesthesiology
  • Demographics suggest risk for COVID-19 positive test

September 2021

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Now Hiring Program Operations Specialist
  • New Secure Bike Parking at HMC

August 2021

  • City of Seattle Investments to Address Gun Violence
  • Vavilala Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • Built Environments and Pedestrian Risk Study

July 2021

  • City of Seattle Investments to Address Gun Violence
  • Vavilala Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • Built Environments and Pedestrian Risk Study

June 2021

  • FIPRP Firearm Interventions Toolkit
  • Rivara Endowment Injury Research Grant
  • INSIGHT Session B

May 2021

  • INSIGHT High School Program – Last Call to Apply
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Michele Curatolo Voted a Top Doctor by Seattle Magazine
  • Monica Vavilala Speaker at TBI Conference

April 2021

  • Fred Rivara Receives Highest Honor for Pediatrician
  •  Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Barclay Stewart, Erin Morgan and Elizabeth Killien Receive Awards

March 2021

  • #StopAsianHate
  • Atlanta & Boulder Shootings Statement
  • SAVIR Board of Directors
  • Women’s History Month

February 2021

  • Winter safety tips
  • Black History Month
  • Digital Dating Abuse Study
  • Rivara Endowment Injury Research Award: Now accepting submissions

January 2021

  • 2020 Year-in-Review
  • Department of Defense funds enteral resuscitation for major burn injuries study
  • New study on state EITC and suicidal behavior
  • Seeking Return to Learn study participants

HIPRC Newsletters 2020

November 2020

  • HIPRC participates in inaugural National Injury Prevention Day
  • 2021 INSIGHT Summer Research Program accepting applications
  • Commentary on firearm policy and youth suicide
  • Return to Learn Study is enrolling

October 2020

  • Fred Rivara honored as “50 Changemakers of Public Health”
  • R61 Research Project Funded
  • Featured Faculty: Avanti Adhia, Shining the Spotlight on Domestic Violence Action Month
  • Molly Fuentes Receives K23 Award

September 2020

  • FIPRP Awarded CDC Research Grant
  • Age Influences TBI Recovery in Older Adults
  • Suicide Prevention Month
  • Alex Quistberg Awarded K01 International Research Development Award

August 2020

  • Preventing Window Falls Video
  • Non-lethal Firearm Injuries Study
  • Barclay Stewart Receives Pilot Research Project Award
  • Erin Morgan Earns Doctorate

July 2020

  • HIPRC Launches New Website
  • K99 Grant Selected for Funding from NICHD
  • RTL Featured in Concussion Alliance
  • Mock Study Section

June 2020

  • Statement on Black Lives Matter
  • HIPRC Turns Orange to Honor Gun Violence Victims
  • UW Teacher of The Year
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student

May 2020

  • COVID-19 rapid response grants awarded
  • Exploratory Research Project Frequently Asked Questions
  • Inaugural Rivara Endowment Injury Research Grant to support firearm research
  • Trainee award will fund violence studies in Colombia

April 2020

  • Injury Prevention during COVID-19
  • INSIGHT High School Program Now Online
  • In Focus: Global Injury
  • Firearm deaths in the home due to suicide and criminal homicide are more common than self-defense homicide
  • States don’t define legal liability for returning firearms to a suicidal person
  • Featured Staff: Navigating research during COVID-19

March 2020

  • Washington firearm safe storage map unveiled
  • Call for Applications: Exploratory Research Projects and Injury Research Awards
  • Population Health Initiative pilot research grants awarded
  • UW funds collaborative stove injury project with Ghana, Nepal
  • HIPRC-led paper recognized by Injury Epidemiology
  • Featured Faculty: Associate member finds a challenging, varied field in urology
  • HIPRC faculty recognized by International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • HIPRC graduate student selected for national violence prevention internship
  • High-Powered Magnets Put Children of All Ages at Risk

February 2020

  • Teen access to civil protection orders varies by state
  • Firearm program leaders call for action to prevent firearm violence
  • Study: Most Wash. hospital websites hinder non-English speakers
  • Rural kids carrying handguns is ‘not uncommon’ and starts as early as sixth grade
  • Featured Faculty: Young Investigators Unite
  • Higher drowning deaths associated with fewer regulations on open water swimming
  • Take action to prevent button battery injuries

January 2020

  • Study explores firearm storage
  • Congress funds firearm injury research
  • Best clinical paper recognition awarded to HIPRC fellow
  • Study explores financial costs of concussion
  • Trauma conference keynoted by core member

HIPRC Newsletters 2019

December 2019

  • To achieve health equity, injury disparities must be better understood
  • INSIGHT announces Jean M. Pinder Memorial Fund
  • HIPRC launches junior faculty series for collaboration
  • HIPRC’s Miriam Haviland earns doctorate
  • UW Public Health Magazine relaunched

November 2019

  • INSIGHT 2020 summer research applications open
  • HIPRC forms Community Advisory Board
  • UW president spotlights firearm research program
  • HIPRC’s Vivian Lyons earns doctorate
  • Firearm program researchers featured at national symposium
  • Study: Child firearm injuries more severe than other types of traumatic injury
  • Tracheal intubation studies co-authored by associate member
  • CDC releases report on Adverse Childhood Experiences

October 2019

  • In Focus: Growth at HIPRC
    • Health Equity
    • Leadership
    • CDC-funded Research Projects
  • Anyone can learn suicide-intervention tactics
  • Firearm researchers identify roadblocks to firearm data
  • Violence has complex, far-reaching impacts on health
  • Study explores mining injuries in Ghana

September 2019

  • HIPRC researchers refine guidelines for pediatric brain injuries
  • Gun violence special issues feature firearm program researchers
  • Study: In pelvic trauma, sexual dysfunction is common among men – but little discussed
  • Trauma conference to feature HIPRC speakers
  • Joyce Foundation report features HIPRC publications

August 2019

  • $4.2 million federal grant will expand regional impact
  • Washington state funds program to research firearm injury and policy
  • 2019 INSIGHT Research Symposium builds foundation for injury researchers
  • HIPRC trainee awarded grant to study firearm suicide after incarceration
  • Trauma conference to feature HIPRC speakers
  • Trainee earns travel award for traumatic brain injury project

July 2019

  • Grant seeks to improve health disparities data
  • Medic One Foundation awards research grants
  • INSIGHT Research Symposium set for Aug. 6
  • HiFi study reaches milestone
  • Through the power of story, high school student raises support for HIPRC
  • Research explores impact of motorcycle taxi safety program in Uganda
  • Surgeon General meets with HIPRC trainees
  • High school football coaches surveyed on VICIS Zero1 helmet use

June 2019

  • Somali, medical community collaborate to Stop the Bleed
  • Inaugural Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention releases proceedings
  • Study: How close to home do firearm injuries actually occur?
  • Infrastructure changes found to reduce pedestrian injury in Ghana
  • HIPRC fellow wins grant to study acupuncture for TBI rehabilitation
  • Core member authors book about recording police
  • Trainee earns public health communication recognition
  • Associate member awarded scholarship to study health leadership
  • Neuroscience conference to feature HIPRC faculty

May 2019

  • Washington state updates booster seat law
  • Free webinar on TBI and health disparities
  • New study: teens are also victims of intimate partner homicides
  • Depression, dementia, and firearm storage studied among households with older adults
  • Journal’s articles of the year list includes HIPRC co-author

April 2019

  • Study: Do parents support tackle football age limits?
  • INSIGHT interns selected, mentors sought
  • HIPRC research on health equity, firearm injury, transportation research and more featured at SAVIR Conference
  • HIPRC trainee selected as SOPHE fellow
  • Associate member wins international volunteer recognition

March 2019

  • TBI Webinar: Return to Learn after Concussion
  • Study: Firearm homicide rate higher in U.S counties with greater income inequality
  • Text-based intervention shows promising results for reducing risk of suicide among active military
  • HIPRC member featured speaker at rehabilitation psychology conference

February 2019

  • Endowment honors HIPRC co-founder Dr. Fred Rivara
  • New study: Blacks, minorities disproportionately impacted by hate crimes
  • Summer High School Program accepting applications
  • Fellow recognized by critical care organization

January 2019

  • HIPRC study on pediatric TBI published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
  • Alcohol, firearms and kids: a dangerous mix
  • Study: Fatality rates are decreasing after motor vehicle crashes – but not after firearm injuries
  • UW announces teaching award nominations
  • Webinar on fall prevention, older adults, and TBI available online
  • Chronic opioid use focus of new grant to HIPRC trainee
  • Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway

HIPRC Newsletters 2018

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November 2018

  • TBI webinar series to launch
  • INSIGHT applications open
  • Firearm injury initiatives presented to national audiences

October 2018

  • Study: Photo enforcement slows school zone speeders
  • Prescience: Helping doctors predict the future
  • Washington releases state fall prevention plan
  • HIPRC member wins CDC grants to study worker injuries

September 2018

  • INSIGHT, center faculty awarded federal grants
  • New data access tool released
  • Stop the Bleed training resumes
  • Geriatric care, burn management and more featured at trauma conference
  • Annual neuroscience meeting to feature HIPRC speakers

August 2018

  • Police, hospital records show warning signs of future firearm injury
  • 2018 INSIGHT Research Symposium
  • Core member elected to state science organization
  • HIPRC members to speak at UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference

July 2018

  • HIPRC joins collaboration to reduce firearm injuries
  • Seattle City Council passes safe storage legislation, citing HIPRC research
  • TBI webinar recordings released
  • Fellows win grants to study unique populations
  • New Faces & Fond Farewells

June 2018

  • In Focus: Firearm Safe Storage
    • Policy: Proposed safe storage legislation cites HIPRC research
    • Research: Most gun-owning homes in Washington do not safely store firearms
    • Outreach: Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway
  • National Complete Streets study finds reduction in bicycling fatality rates
  • Amazon Catalyst Award funds better air splint design
  • HIPRC welcomes 2018 INSIGHT summer interns
  • CDC releases suicide statistics report

May 2018

  • Gear Up for a Safer Summer
  • Child and teen firearm safety research consortium funded by NIH
  • New study seeks to understand crash risk among older adults
  • Alumni Spotlight

April 2018

  • Seattle leaders propose gun violence prevention measures
  • Adult TBI Webinar adds group registration option
  • Section lead selected for endowed professorship
  • HIPRC members among Seattle ‘Top Docs’

March 2018

  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Youth Concussions and Return to Learn
  • Core member earns international recognition

February 2018

  • Adult TBI webinar offers certificate, optional CNE credit
  • Applications open for INSIGHT High School Program
  • Stop the Bleed WA takes Olympia
  • Volunteers needed for Safe Firearm Storage Giveaway
  • Publication expands analysis of Argentina pediatric TBI care

January 2018

  • BoosterSeat.org Unveils New Look
  • Outreach Highlights at HIPRC
  • INSIGHT program seeking summer mentors
  • University of Washington IRB changes

HIPRC Newsletters 2017

November 2017

  • Student opportunities at HIPRC
  • “Mix-and-Match” injury control curriculum available
  • HIPRC members elected to national leadership posts
  • HIPRC to host adult TBI webinar

October 2017

  • Las Vegas shooting draws attention to firearm research, emergency prep
  • Geri-T Bundle project launches to improve elderly patient care
  • Trauma Conference Recap
  • HIPRC core member to helm new medical journal
  • Long-time crash researcher celebrated
  • Fellowship extends application deadline

September 2017

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Pediatrician, researcher responds to Freeman High School shooting
  • HIPRC member wins international recognition
  • Research fellowship applications open

August 2017

  • Vehicle side curtain air bags offer protection from partial ejections, new study finds
  • Featured Faculty: From Physicist to Physician
  • INSIGHT Research Symposium highlights HIPRC interns
  • Grandmothers Against Gun Violence spotlights HIPRC researcher
  • Seattle “Top Docs” list highlights center members
  • HIPRC researchers to feature at national conferences

July 2017

  • Only 61% of gun owners have formal training with firearms, new HIPRC study estimates
  • Researchers connect with families at Latino health fair
  • iHeal lecture, Pediatric TBI webinar recordings available online
  • Family of young patient advocates for fire pit safety

June 2017

  • Severe firework injuries most commonly caused by shells, mortars, study finds
  • HIPRC welcomes newest INSIGHT students
  • Pediatric TBI webinar reaches 316 attendees
  • iHeal Symposium speakers call for research, action, partnerships around health equity

May 2017

  • Washington toughens up distracted driving laws
  • Pediatric TBI webinar offers CNE credit
  • SAVIR elects HIPRC faculty member to board of directors

April 2017

  • iHeal to feature national experts
  • INSIGHT applicants selected for 2017
  • HIPRC research coordinators present at ICU Research Day

HIPRC Newsletters 2014-2016


September 2016

  • Stop the Bleed Washington
  • INSIGHT Program a Resounding Success
  • UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference 2016

May 2016

  • Pacific Northwest Suicide Resource Center
  • King County Council Tackles Suicide
  • HIPRC Faculty Receive Awards, Accolades


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November 3, 2015

October 8, 2015

October 1, 2015

 September 21, 2015

September 9, 2015

August 31, 2015

August 24, 2015

August 17, 2015


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