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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.

Researchers at the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center created a healthcare student and provider training on identification and response to intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence against women in low-to-middle-income countries. The violence against women (VAW) training was developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), Johns Hopkins University, and an international advisory board.

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center will fund 2-4 intern positions next summer supporting work in injury prevention.  The Center will recruit graduate students interested in injury prevention research or practice experiences in specific topic areas. The goal is to offer students an opportunity to gain mentored research and practice-based experience in the area of injury prevention.

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.