Injury Science Day
Location: Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S 36th St.
Date: Monday, February 28, 2011 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.
The day will include:
60-Second Science featuring leading injury prevention researchers from the
Philadelphia area. Moderated by Steve Fluharty, Vice Provost for Research, University of Pennsylvania.
Keynote Presentation by Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Before coming to the CDC in 2010, Dr. Degutis was Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness (YCPHP) at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Degutis’ research interests have centered on issues related to alcohol and injury, with a particular focus on interventions and policy issues. She has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis. Dr. Degutis has worked with national, state, and local coalitions on various other efforts that impact public health and public policy and has developed and taught programs on moving from research to advocacy.
Networking Lunch following the presentations.
This event is sponsored by:
- The Center for Public Health Initiatives
- The Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence
- Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Center for Injury Research and Prevention
- National Center on Fathers and Families
- Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Penn Annenberg School for Communication
- Penn Graduate School of Education
- Penn School of Medicine
- Penn School of Nursing Science
- Penn School of Social Practice and Policy