Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research
The Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) program is a collaborative initiative of the Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. PIPER links research, training and practice to prevent child injury in Colorado, nationally and around the world. Join our mailing list to stay informed on PIPER activities.
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Injury and Violence Seminar Series
What: "Colorado's Trauma System: Success or Failure? (Part 2)"
Who: Gregory J. (Jerry) Jurkovich, MD, Chief of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center
Date: Monday, May 20
Location: Ed 1, Room 1400
Research from PIPER Director, Carol Runyan Featured in NIOSH Proceedings
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published, "Health and Safety of Young Workers: Proceedings of a U.S. and Canadian Series of Symposia" which includes 13 articles from epidemiologists, health communicators, psychologists, physicians and other health professionals. These proceedings were co-funded by grants from NIOSH to the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Center and from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation to Laurentian University.
Red Cross names Comilla Sasson ‘Healthcare Hero’ at Breakfast of Champions
PIPER-affiliated scholar Comilla Sasson, MD, MS, was named a "Healthcare Hero" by the Colorado Red Cross. Watch the video. Dr. Sasson is an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is also featured in the video honoring the University of Colorado Hospital for their response to the Aurora shooting in July 2012.
Sports Injury Expert Dawn Comstock Talks Concussion Prevention
Dr. Dawn Comstock, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, is interviewed in Athletic Business on sports injuries.
PIPER Faculty Member Gregory Tung, PhD, MPH named Senior Blog Editor for BMJ's Injury Prevention Blog
Assistant Professor of Health Systems, Management and Policy Gregory Tung, MPH, PhD was named the new senior editor for Injury Prevention Editor’s Blog.
Accidental Poisonings Leading Cause of Deaths at Home
Dr. Carol W. Runyan, MPH, PhD, a Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, comments on the need to do more to prevent accidental poisonings in Newswire.
Neck Strength Predicts Concussion Risk, Study Says
Dr. Dawn Comstock, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, presents new research on concussions in TIME magazine.
Congress to get briefed on youth safety action plan
Dr. Dawn Comstock, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, is featured in USA Today on the 4th Youth Sports Safety Summit.
Check out the latest publications from PIPER affiliates and faculty:
"Health and Safety of Young Workers: Proceedings of a U.S. and Canadian Series of Symposia"
"Primary Care Practitioners' Detection of Youth Violence Involvement"
"Can student-perpetrated college crime be predicted based on precollege misconduct?"
"Attitudes & effectiveness of professional programs for primary prevention of violence: exploratory validation of the PREVENT primary prevention of violence self-assessment."
"Adolescent Occupational Fatalities in North Carolina (1990-2008): An Investigation of Child Labor and OSHA Violations and Enforcement Kimberly Rauscher and Carol Runyan."
"Epidemiology of 10,000 High School Football Injuries: Patterns of Injury by Position Played."
South by Southwest Region Injury Control Network Webinar: Varied Approaches to Injury Prevention Policy Research and Evaluation
Presenters: Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD & Gregory Tung, MPH, PhD