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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Congratulations to Dr. Steven Stack, Wayne State Professor of criminal justice and U-M Injury Prevention Center member. Professor Stack is the recipient of the 2017 Erwin Stengel Research Award.
Thank you for attending the SAVIR 2017 Conference!
The national conference was held September 18-20, 2017 at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor, and hosted by the University of Michigan Injury Center. Pre-conference workshops began on Monday, September 18.
SAVIR 2017 was devoted to the theme of "Innovations in Injury Prevention Science."
Injury is the leading cause of death for people 1 to 44 years old and the leading cause of potential years of life lost in the U.S., at a cost to society in the hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Successful approaches to decrease the burden of injury require innovation. The focus of the U-M Injury Pilot Study awards is on building capacity in injury research in the region.
The University of Michigan Injury Center is pleased to host the semi-annual SAVIR conference, this fall, and offer 15 student scholarships. The conference will be held September 18-20, 2017, at the University of Michigan League in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
According to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released in January by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries created a significant economic burden for states in 2014. The report is the first study on the state-level economic burdens of injuries.
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.