Injury/Violence Prevention: A December 8 Retreat
All faculty, staff, fellows, students and others working on injury and violence prevention research, policy, or programs are invited to a one-day retreat sponsored by the Penn School of Medicine December 8, at the Sugarloaf Conference Center.
The goal of the retreat is to facilitate in-teractions among members of the Penn/CHOP community working on injury and violence issues. The long-term objective is to create at Penn a center for excellence in the field of injury and violence control. Central to achieving this objective are: 1) recruiting and training new investigators in injury control and 2) conducting translational research leading to interventions that will reduce the local and national toll of injury and violence. This research will involve interactions among many disciplines, from basic science to law, to epidemiology.
The retreat will be an important step towards developing this center at Penn. In addition to listening to inspiring world-renowned speakers and learning about each other's work through a poster session, this retreat is an opportunity for engineers to talk to epidemiologists, clinicians to lawyers, etc. It is our hope that there will be broad University representation and that it will enable us to begin to formulate the bonds that will become the structure of the center.
The retreat will feature presentations from three Penn/CHOP researchers:
Also presenting are two internationally respected injury researchers from outside of the Penn community:
We hope that you will be able to join us on the 8th for what is sure to be an exciting opportunity to enhance injury and violence research on campus. For additional information or to register for the retreat please contact Jennie Minnick, TraumaLink information specialist, at 215-590-3118 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 12, November 17, 1998