News and Press

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.

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. 

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.  

“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.