Injury Science Day

Location: Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 9-1pm


Injury and violence are substantial and largely preventable public health problems. Injuries kill more Americans under the age of 35 than all diseases combined. Injury Science Day provides a forum to showcase the latest research about the prevention, control, acute care, and rehabilitation of intentional and unintentional injury.

To view the presentations from each of the presenters, please click on the appropriate name. Those presenters whose names are not in blue did not have presentations or did not wish to publish them.

Pictures from the day are also available on our Picassa photo page. To view the album, please click here.

Panel Discussion

  • Christopher Mallios (pic)
    former Chief, Sexual Assault and Family Violence Unit, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
  • Scott Burris (pic
    Director, Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Public Health Law Research program
  • Carol E. Thornton (pic
    Section Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention Program, PA Department of Health

60-second Science

  • Kristy Arbogast (pic)
    Research to Action: Abdominal Injuries to Children in Crashes
  • Richard Berk (pic)
    Forecasting the Perpetrators and Victims of Homicide within Populations of Parolees and Probationers
  • Charlie Branas (pic)
    Understanding Vacant Land and Violence
  • Joel Fein (pic)
    Safe Neighborhoods, Safe Lives:  Things that Prevent or Reduce the Impact of Violence in the Community
  • Judith Gold (pic)
    Texting and Upper Extremity Symptoms in College Students
  • Alice Hausman (pic)
    Communicating Program Impact From the Community’s Perspective: Community-defined indicators of successful youth violence prevention programs. 
  • John MacDonald (pic)
    The Effect of Less-Lethal Weapons on Injuries in Police Use-of-Force Events
  • Therese Richmond (pic)
    The effect of post-injury depression on return to pre-injury function: A prospective cohort study
  • Brian Sennett (pic)
    Injury Surveillance at the Penn Relays
  • Marilyn Sommers (pic)
    Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Risky Driving and Problem Drinking
  • Susan Sorenson (pic)
    Justifications for Wife Beating among Iraqi Women
  • Jennifer Taylor (pic)
    Correlations between Organizational Safety Climate, Nurse Injuries, and Nursing Sensitive Patient Safety Events
  • Doug Wiebe (pic)
    Military Veteran Mortality Following a Survived Suicide Attempt
  • Beth Winkelstein (pic)
    Biomechanics of Painful Injuries

Student Poster competition winners!

  • 1st Place: Kristie Thomas
    “Intimate Partner vs. Non-Intimate Murder: Differences in Legal, Situational, Clinical and Personal Characteristics”
  • 2nd Place: Catherine McDonald
    “Living Healthy in Philadelphia: The Role of Family for Youth in Violent Environments”

This event is sponsored by: