The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory

In Georgia, over 40,000 people (one every 15 minutes) are injured severely enough to be hospitalized annually. The effect of injury on our local community is alarming, costing lives, wellbeing, and billions of dollars. The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (formerly known as the Emory Center for Injury Control) is a collaborative, multi-institution that resides at the intersection of Marcus Trauma Center, Grady Health System and Emory Emergency Medicine.

As a part of a national injury prevention research effort, IPRCE seeks to mitigate the staggering impact of injury in our community. Using a data-driven approach, the Center is addressing the most significant injury concerns in Georgia and the Southeast. As a result, IPRCE has developed five task forces for each target areas to which it will mobilize resources: 1.) Transportation Safety, 2.) Drug Safety, 3.) Violence, 4.) Falls, and 5.) TBI and Concussion. Through task force collaboration with the Marcus trauma center, Grady Health System, Georgia Department of Health, Emory University, regional academic institutions, statewide organizations, industry partners, philanthropists, and community stakeholders, the Center aims to make our community a better, safer place to live.

Featured Task Force Members of the Month

November 13, 2018 09:30am

Falls Prevention Task Force Meeting

Faculty Office Building, Room 124 (Grady campus)

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November 14, 2018 1:30pm

Drug Safety Task Force Meeting

Faculty Office Building, Room 103 (Grady campus)

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November 15, 2018 1:30pm

TBI Task Force Meeting

Faculty Office Building, Room 124 (Grady campus)

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November 22, 2018 2:00pm

Transportation Safety Task Force Meeting

Faculty Office Building, Room 103 (Grady campus)

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TBA 3:30pm

Violence Prevention Task Force Meeting

TBA

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January 25, 2019 9:00am

Quarterly Meeting

Faculty Office Building, Room 101 (Grady campus)

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Sharon Nieb

Dr. Sharon Nieb (IPRCE Associate Program Director) presented "Investigating Pediatric Falls: Ages 0-4 in Georgia" at the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Maneesha and Sofia

Dr. Maneesha Agarwal (left) of the Drug Safety task force and Dr. Sofia Chaudhary (right) of the Falls Prevention task force presented "Pediatric Falls Ages 0-4: Understanding Demographics, Mechanisms, and Injury Severities" at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference in Chicago

Sharon Award

Dr. Sharon Nieb accepts an Appreciation Award from Dr. Patrick O'Neal, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, on behalf of the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory's Drug Safety Task Force for their outstanding leadership in the development of Georgia;s Multi-Stakeholder Opioid and Substance Use Response Plan.

SAFE

On Monday, September 17th, led by medical students Katie Rainer and Alyssa Greenhouse, Emory medical students and healthcare providers stood SAFE together against firearm violence. The Scrubs Against Firearms Epidemic (SAFE) organization, an apolitical nonprofit, declared September 17th a day of action, education, and advocacy ¿ highlighting a talk by Dr. Mark Rosenberg, former Director of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, presenting gun violence as a problem we can solve- but only with science. The talk concluded with a panel of healthcare providers including: Dr. Kiesha Fraser Doh (Pediatric Emergency Medicine, CHOA), Dr. Lauren Hudak (Emergency Medicine, Emory and Grady), Dr. Maura George (Internal Medicine, Emory and Grady) and Henry Schwimmer (fourth year Emory medical student and IPRCE Discovery student on `ED Patient Perspectives on Firearms¿). Each individual shared their experience and advice in counseling patients on firearm safety. Medical students and audience members left with the words, phrases, and mindset to take with them into patient rooms to better foster an open, honest, and safe conversation to prevent firearm violence. To read more and get involved with the Stand SAFE organization please visit: https://www.standsafe.org/