News and Events
ECIC faculty awarded large grant!
Congrats to Dan Whitaker from the GSU Institute of Public Health's Center for Healthy Development and Wendy Guastaferro from GSU's Department of Criminal Justice! They were awarded a nearly $4 million grant over 5 years from the HHS Administration for Children and Families to enhance the safety and well-being of children of drug court participants. Well done!
Pilot Grantees awarded SAMHSA grant!
Dr. Shannon Self-Brown, Associate Professor at Georgia State University and Dr. Kelly Kinnish, Clinical Director at the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, were awarded a $1.5 million, 4-year National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative-Community Treatment and Services Centers grant from SAMHSA! Congrats to their team!
Emory is a Safe Community!!
President Signed the Protect Our Kids Act
President Obama just signed the Protect Our Kids Act, which creates a "Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities" with a $2million/year budget!! See the document HERE
Violent Deaths Georgia: 2006-2009
Recently published article in the GA Epidemiology Report, "Violent Deaths in Georgia, 2006-2009: Results from the Georgia Violent Death Reporting System (GVDRS)"
Emergency Rooms are on Life Support
Domestic Violence Awareness
Dr. Deb Houry's recent Op-Ed on Domestic Violence in the Huffington Post: http://huff.to/T74iOV
New video from Emory's Respect Program, Project Unspoken - “You’re not just a victim, you’re a survivor” created by Caleb Peng '13C http://bit.ly/ZvSsoh
Why Health Reform is Key to Minorities
Violence: A Multidisciplinary Inquiry
ECIC Director Deb Houry is co-convening a university-wide course at Emory this spring focused on the complex issue of violence and approaching it in a multi-disciplinary manner. More information on this exciting course HERE
GCFV Call for Proposals
The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) is accepting proposals for 2013 Annual Conference - Sept. 2013. The theme is "Justice Across Generations: Framing a Committment to End Family Violence". For more information click HERE
Check out the latest from Dr. Art Kellermann in JAMA "Silencing the Silence on Gun Research"
Top Professor at Affordable College
ECIC Assoc. Director of Reseach and Assoc. VP of Research at GSU, Dr. Monica Swahn, was featured in the Affordable Colleges Online list of top professors at large universities.
Exposure Therapy Reduces PTSD
Funded in part by ECIC's Injury Research Center Grant from the CDC, we are thrilled to share the results from Dr. Barbara Rothbaum's study "Acute Care Early Intervention in the Emergency Department". Dr. Rothbaum's behavioral intervention, delivered to patients within hours after a traumatic event, was shown to reduce posttraumatic stress reactions and depression - a prevention model with significant public health implications. For more information, please see the Emory News Article.
Resource from Shepherd Center
Check this out! The Shepherd Center's Injury Prevention School Curriculum is online. It's available for FREE downloads as well as printed (for a nominal fee) teacher's manual's and student workbooks!
Quarterly Meeting - 9/11
Join us Sept. 11th from 12 - 1pm @ Grady Hospital's Trauma Auditorium. The GA Department of Public Health’s Injury Advisory Committee will meet prior to the ECIC meeting in the same room from 10:30-11:45am. All are encouraged to attend both! RSVP to Vickie Howard
GA's Fatality Review Report
Georgia's 2012 Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report is here. Check it out!
Sexual Violence in the Military
New OpEd in the Feminst Wire "The Military's Culture of Sexual Violence" written by RSPH alum and current Emory Nursing student Carrie Reed.
Public Scholarship & Injury Practitioners
New article written by ECIC Director, Dr. Debra Houry, and injury researcher from Brown University Dr. Megan Ranney - on the importance of public scholarship to increase awareness of injury prevention.
2013 Summer Student Scholarship
Congratulations to our 2013 Summer Scholarship Recipients!!!
- Tia McGill - Georgia State University
- Leah Yngve - Emory University
- Kaitlin Boyle - University of Georgia
Occupational Violence Training
New, FREE, online course focusing on Occupational Violence for healthcare workers developed by NIOSH. Check it out!
WestJEM - 5th Issue
Accepting manuscripts for 5th special issue of WestJEM- Please demonstrate how you leverage social dynamics and networks to spread injury prevention messages, share findings, and increase access to injury-related evidence-based information. Submit directly to WestJEM by Dec. 16th.
Public Health Impact
Latest episode from UGA's Public Health Impact focuses on injury and violence prevention. Hosted by Dr. Phaedra Corso this episode features ECIC faculty: Dr. Deb Houry, Dr. Jody Clay Warner, Dr. Carol Cotton, and Dr. Pamela Orpinas.
Check out Emory's video honoring ECIC's 20 years of injury prevention featuring Drs. Debra Houry and Sheryl Heron: http://bit.ly/1hdJPu9
Call for Manuscripts
ECIC faculty, Dr. Rob Stephenson, is the Lead Guest Editor for Obstetrics and Gynocology International Journal. Manuscripts relating to IPV and sexual health are due Feb. 7th. For information and guidelines: http://bit.ly/1czTnxr
Support your ECIC colleagues at this year's American Society of Criminology Conference, Nov 20-23 in Atlanta. Click HERE for a list of ECIC presenters.
Recent OpEd from ECIC Faculty
"We need greater awareness of the various ways in which ideas about gender roles, sexuality and male entitlement still shape our 21st-century world." Dr. Pamela Scully's recent OpEd in Huff Post examines bullying and society's demands on girls to be attractive: http://huff.to/1euAvzX