IP People in the News

Louis Francescutti, elected President of Royal College. The official announcement reads: “The Royal College is pleased to announce that Louis Hugo Francescutti, MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC, FACPM, CCFP officially became the 41st president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada on October 18. The University of Alberta professor, emergency room / preventive […]

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Media sightings

Brian Johnston and Flaura Winston were both quoted in a New York Times article appearing this past summer.  Brian’s views on injury proneness were reported alongside Flaura’s regarding the risk of injury to a sibling following a sib injury. Brian postulated that this might involve ‘post-traumatic arousal’ (a component of PSTD) that increases vulnerability. Flaura […]

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Disseminating and implementing injury prevention across cultures

The field of injury prevention enjoys a growing evidence base supporting the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions to prevent or mitigate many common injuries. Unfortunately, access to these interventions, policy and products is often limited in low and middle income countries. Dissemination of these effective interventions is an important but neglected strategy to address the […]

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Airbag Bicycle Helmet?

Well, here’s a twist on the bike helmet. Swedish graduate students have invented an airbag that deploys from a collar to protect the head. The system was designed to meet the demand of bicyclists who object to helmets because they are unstylish or interfere with hair style. Hovding Crash Test Video It is activated, apparently, by accelerometers […]

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