Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention 2020 Annual Conference
The 2020 Annual Columbia University Injury Prevention Conference, “Science in Service to Safety”, will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 9 am – 4 pm. Registration with continental breakfast and networking will begin at 9:00 am. Check back here in late Winter 2020 for the full agenda and registration details.
A Transportation Research Board sponsored workshop titled Strategic Approaches for Advancing Infant- and Child-Occupant Protection: Birth to 15 Years on will be held on Sunday, January 12th from 9:00 am to noon in Washington, DC. This workshop was organized by Joyce Pressley of Columbia University and Maria Vegega, who recently retired from NHTSA. The workshop brings together CDC, NHTSA, academics, consultants, and private industry to discuss existing and emerging issues in infant, child and adolescent motor vehicle occupant protection.
This workshop will examine strategic approaches and best practices for addressing current and emerging issues in infant and child motor vehicle occupant safety across the four critical stages of pediatric occupant protection, from birth to 15 years of age. A broad array of speakers will provide updates and a framework to guide discussion of current and emerging factors contributing to infant and child endangerment, effective interventions, expanded social media communication tools, knowledge gaps, and research needs. Speakers and discussants include research and policy institutions, practitioners, university researchers, government agencies and private consulting organizations.
All of the seminars listed below will be held from 11:30 – 12:30 pm in the Hammer Health Sciences Building (701 West 168th Street, Rm HSC 322). Lunch will be served. Webinar link also listed with each talk.
Evaluating the Impact of “Stand Your Ground” Self-defense Laws
David K. Humphreys Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation Research Fellow, Green Templeton College Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
All of the seminars listed below will be held from 11:30 – 12:30 pm in the Hammer Health Sciences Building (701 West 168th Street, Rm HLL201). Lunch will be served. Webinar link also listed with each talk.
James M. Noble, MD, MS, CPH, FAAN, Associate Professor of Neurology at CUMC, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain & GH Sergievsky Center, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center
The Columbia SURGE (Scientific Union for the Reduction of Gun Violence) capitalizes on the university’s convening power to generate new science, new scientists, and transformative solutions to the tragedy of gun violence.
Svetla Slavova, PhD, receives the Jess Kraus Award from Dr. Guohua Li, Editor in Chief of Injury Epidemiology.
During the 7th annual Symposium of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University, Svetla Slavova, PhD, of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center received the Jess Kraus award. It is an honor the editorial board of Injury Epidemiology provides annually to acknowledge the paper which best demonstrates novelty, simplicity, and clarity while establishing the potential to impact population health.
Slavova’s paper, “Interrupted Time Series Design to Evaluate the Effect of the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM Coding Transition on Injury Hospitalization Trends,” raised awareness about how structural and conceptual changes in the ICD-10-CM coding system must be understood to assure accurate interpretation of injury trends.
“It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award – particularly for this paper,” Slavova said. “Improving surveillance quality is necessary for our communities to have strong data to inform their prevention activities. This recognition of the work my colleagues and I do to translate data to action confirms the importance of the work and is personally rewarding,” she continued.
Slavova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky. She is currently principal investigator on grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration. Her research interests surround improved injury surveillance data and methodology, drug overdose prevention research, analytical enhancement of prescription drug monitoring programs, and health outcomes associated with substance use and misuse.
Svetla Slavova, PhD
Dr. Slavova has authored and co-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications highlighting the analytical approaches to understanding and combating the opioid epidemic. In 2018, she was named Lexington Public Health Hero for her work to provide free community supplies of naloxone. She received the 2018 Distinguished Leader Award from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists for her leadership for improved drug overdose mortality surveillance. For her outstanding research achievements, Dr. Slavova was named 2019-2020 University Research Professor by the University of Kentucky.
The Jess Kraus award commemorates Professor Jess F. Kraus, PhD, MPH, a pioneer in injury research. Kraus was appointed and elected to a number of professional societies and organizations. He also served as a member of the Motor Vehicle Safety Research Advisory Committee of the US Department of Transportation as well as the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Accident Prevention. In addition, he has conducted studies on motorcycle crashes, pedestrian injuries, work-related trauma and brain and spinal cord injuries. Kraus has nearly 200 publications. Also, he teaches three graduate courses on injury epidemiology and supervises both PhD and Masters students at UCLA.
Join us at Columbia University on Thursday, May 23, 2019 to meet injury prevention colleagues, network and learn about cutting edge and best practices in injury prevention.
Continental breakfast starts at 9:00 and the program begins at 10:00. During a complimentary lunch you can participate in collaborative round-table discussions on a variety of injury topics. The presentation of the 2019 Jess Kraus award will take place. In addition, the editor of Springer Publishers Collaborative Open Access Journal, Injury Epidemiology, will be available for questions and discussion.
Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center
University Seminars in Injury Prevention
For additional information Contact:
Guohua Li, MD, DrPHM.
Finster Professor of Epidemiology and Anesthesiology
Director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention
Columbia Center for Injury Science and Prevention (CCISP)
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons