EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Getting the Word Out
For a more productive lunch hour, the UAB Injury Control Research Center sponsors “Research in Progress Seminar Series‚” a long-running and highly successful project. The lunchtime seminars feature injury control scientists presenting the latest findings from their current research. It is an opportunity for other scientists, researchers and members of the community to keep up with updates in the injury control field in a collegial and relaxed atmosphere. Lively discussion of topics presented is common and questions to our investigators and guest presenters are encouraged. Recent research topics presented include return to driving following traumatic brain injury, the effect of cell-phone distraction on pediatric pedestrian injury risk, positive affect and risk perception in youth risky driving, and the impact of feedback on self-rated driving ability and self-regulation among older adults. The presentations are held in the ICRC's Pittman Classroom on UAB’s campus, in CH19, room 402.
Conferences and Workshops In an effort to actively disseminate the latest research in injury control, the UAB ICRC continues to provide opportunities for health care professionals and the general public to learn about various facets within the field of injury prevention. The UAB ICRC participates in hosting Grand Rounds and colloquia through several departments across UAB’s campus, bringing in world-renowned researchers to speak on cutting-edge topics such as “Epidemiology of Injuries From Terrorism‚” How Do Immature Perceptual and Cognitive Skills Put Child Cyclists at Risk for Injury?”and “Emergency Medicine Injury Control Leadership: At the Bedside and Beyond.” Furthermore, through the ICRC’s long-standing relationship with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) and the Alabama Head Injury Foundation (AHIF), it regularly forms partnerships in hosting statewide and regional conferences to benefit the many populations served by ADRS and AHIF. One of our partner centers, the Southern Consortium for Injury Biomechanics, holds annual scientific symposia highlighting its many injury biomechanics research projects funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration. These two-day events, held in Birmingham, Alabama, draw biomechanists from across the country and even the world, as cutting-edge research is presented by the most pre-eminent minds of this field. The SCIB develops proceedings from these symposia, documenting the products and disseminating the results to biomedical engineers throughout the nation. The latest version of the SCIB Scientific Symposium Proceedings is in a DVD format, easily distributed and accessible on any computer. For more information, you may check out the SCIB Web site, www.uab.edu/scib. The UAB ICRC staff is always ready and willing to offer support to its affiliates as they work together to prevent catastrophic injuries and improve the outcomes of those who sustain these life-changing events.
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