The University of Michigan Injury Center has released a new document highlighting the research, researchers, and programs focused on reducing and preventing opioid misuse and overdose currently underway in departments all across the University of Michigan -- from anesthesiology to psychiatry. The document, which will be frequently updated, is intended to help those seeking to identify the plethora of resources currently focused on a major public health issue. Watch for updates for the formatting and accessibility of this document.
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For the past few years, researchers and faculty at the University of Michigan Injury Center have engaged in the U-M Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) on the Ann Arbor campus. As UROP Research Mentors, our Center members have had the opportunity to collaborate with students, gaining valuable insight on projects while providing students with unique learning experiences and aiding in the development of their research skills.
April marks the fifth anniversary of Michigan's partial universal motorcycle helmet law repeal. Since April 13, 2012, there has been a 25% decline in statewide helmet use and a 14% increase in head injuries among crash-involved motorcyclists.
Findings from a recent publication by U-M Injury Center researchers, Drs. Stoddard and Pierce, suggests positive future orientation (i.e., individual's thoughts and feelings about their future) may play a key role in the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among adolescents.
Fewer motorcycle riders who are involved in crashes across the state of Michigan are wearing a helmet, and the state’s trauma centers have seen a 14 percent increase in head injuries among motorcyclists, since the state’s partial repeal of its universal helmet law in April 2012, a new study finds. See more here. Also see Reuter's coverage of this research.
“Those statistics highlight that injuries pose a global health concern,” says Ronald Maio, D.O., professor emeritus of emergency medicine, member of the University of Michigan Injury Center and senior author of a new paper examining injuries in a Ghanaian emergency department. “Additionally troublesome, 15 to 20 percent of injuries worldwide are attributable to alcohol use.” See full news item here.
The NCAA Sport Science Institute has published a new resource for athletics administrators to use to create campus communities free of sexual violence and safe places for students to learn and thrive. See the full publication/toolkit.
The University of Michigan Injury Center hosted a Concussion Summit in September 2015 to condense, solidify and disseminate what is currently known on the topic. Areas for discussion included concussion incidence and prevention, diagnosis and management, legislation and education, legal and social aspects and future directions. A summary of those presentations are included within. See full article from Future Medicine here.