Sharing Data Collection Instruments

In the April 2014 issue, I highlighted a new service from SAVIR and  SafetyLit – a searchable repository of injury-related data collection instruments. In follow-up correspondence, Kavi Bhalla points out that the injuries group in the  global burden of disease study had also compiled a collection of  instruments with questions related to measuring injury incidence. Interested? You […]

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Jackson obituary in Daily Telegraph

As promised, this is an excerpt from an obituary for Hugh Jackson that appeared over the weekend and which was sent to me by Mike Hayes. The link to the full obituary is: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10378427/Hugh-Jackson.html “Hugh Jackson, the paediatrician, who has died aged 95, campaigned to prevent injury in children, contributing to such causes as childproof packaging […]

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People in the news: Carolyn Coggan receives Order of Merit

As the Otago Daily News proclaimed, “Injury prevention expert honoured” The article went on to explain that Carolyn was “A health professional who has dedicated her career to injury prevention”. In recognition of her many accomplishments, she has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health. Carolyn was involved in […]

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People in the news: Mark Rosenberg receives award

“Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health, is being honored by Research!America, for his ground-breaking research in advancing injury prevention and road safety. Rosenberg will receive the 2013 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership for reframing the concept that road traffic crashes are not accidents. The award […]

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People in the news

María Seguí Gómez Our board member, Maria Segui, has been appointed General Director of Public Health, Drug Dependency and Consumption for the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Comment: This is a huge tribute to Maria’s extraordinary talents but a great loss to European Centre for Injury Prevention at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain […]

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People in the news

María Seguí Gómez Our board member, Maria Segui, has been appointed General Director of Public Health, Drug Dependency and Consumption for the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Comment: This is a huge tribute to Maria’s extraordinary talents but a great loss to European Centre for Injury Prevention at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain […]

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MacArthur ‘Genius’ grants include 3 injury researchers!

Kevin Guskiewicz, chairman of UNC’s Department of Exercise and Sports Medicine, will receive $500,000 over the next five years as one of the 22 new fellows named by the MacArthur Foundation of Chicago. The money will  support his research into concussion injuries and sports. Another recipient is Matthew Nock,  a clinical psychologist studying self-injury and suicide among adolescents and adults. […]

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