U-M Injury Prevention Center 2020 Virtual Inaugural Research Symposium


Join us for the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center 2020 Virtual Inaugural Research Symposium.

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center has organized an unique event for researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and students to disseminate research, facilitate new collaborations, and explore ideas for new research in injury prevention science.

Friday, November 20, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Location: Online event (Links will be provided to registrants before the event)

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Amy Bohnert, PhD, MHS

Dr. Bohnert is a public health researcher who serves as the Opioid Content Lead at the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center. She is an Associate Professor in the University of Michigan Medical School. The keynote will focus on her innovative injury prevention work on opioid overdose and suicide.

The symposium will emphasize these injury prevention topics:

  • Opioid Overdose
  • Suicide
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Older Adult Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Crash
  • Concussion
  • Youth Violence (peer violence, dating violence, sexual assault)



8:30 – 8:50     Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:50 – 10:00   Flash Science Session I

Jason Goldstick, PhD (Development of the System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance)

Justin Heinze, PhD (A Fish out of Water: Leveraging Interdisciplinarity to Address Youth Violence)

Cleo Caldwell, PhD (Conducting Violence Prevention Research in Communities with Escalating Violence)

Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC (Making Sport Safer: Concussion Prevention and Management)

10:00 – 10:35   Keynote Speaker Amy Bohnert, PhD, MHS (Suicide and Unintentional Overdose: Shared Causes, Shared Solutions)

10:35 – 11:45   Flash Science Session II

Allison Lin, MD, MS (Telemedicine to Expand Access to Treatment for People with Opioid Use Disorder)

Patrick Carter, MD (Firearm Violence among Youth in Urban Communities: Prevention Programs for Emergency Departments)

Cheryl King, PhD (Universal Screening for Teen Suicide Risk)

Neil Alexander, MD, MS (Detection of Real-World Trips in At-Fall Risk Community Dwelling Older Adults Using Wearable Sensors)

11:45 – 11:55      Break

11:55 – 12:55     Poster Session

12:55 – 1:00      Closing Remarks


Questions? Email: jroche@med.umich.edu


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