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Injuries have a devastating impact on individuals, families, the healthcare system, and society through premature death and disability, medical costs, and lost productivity. Injuries are the leading cause of death for people age 1 to 44. When combined, there are more deaths from unintentional injuries and violence than all other diseases with the exception of heart disease and cancer. Injury control research centers provide an ideal environment for concerted efforts in research, education, training and outreach to reduce the burden of injury. Read More
November: Dr. Hargarten invited to UN
Dr. Steve Hargarten, Director of the IRC, has been invited to provide technical consultation to the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs in New York on Nov 19. The aim is to gather experts who 1) have the technical knowledge to input to a report on new developments in technology and 2) can provide input on concrete ideas on how the new technology can translate to implementation/provision of assistance to States.
Injury and Violence News
Dr. E. Brooke Lerner receives Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award
E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, received the Keith Neely Outstanding Contribution to EMS Award from the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP).
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visits campus
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and members of her staff visited the Injury Research Center on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Materials from Nov 19, 2012:
Community Grand Rounds
Sponsored by the Violence Prevention Initiative's Research & Evaluation Team
Charlie Branas Presentation (PDF)
Bob Grossmann Presentation (PDF)
PHS LandCare Hand-Out (PDF)
Student Success Story! Congratulations to Tom Leschke, 2nd Year Medical Student, and his Preceptors, Dr. Peter Layde and Amy Schlotthauer of the Injury Research Center. Tom was one of 10 students who received the 2012 Dr. Michael J. Dunn Medical Student Research Day Poster Contest award for his presentation at the Medical Student Research Day Poster Session held Oct. 4. Each recipient received $500 as part of their award.
MCW and U.S. Army Partner to Study Traumatic Brain Injury
Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and neurology and the director of brain injury research, is partnering with the United States Army to study assessment tools for mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion.
Earbuds, Headsets Put People at Risk
IRC Director, Dr. Stephen Hargarten, discusses the unsafe environment created by new modalities of portable entertainment, and some possible technologies to make our surroundings safer.
Suicide: The fourth-leading cause of American deaths abroad
IRC Director, Dr. Stephen Hargarten, discusses the 4th leading cause of American deaths abroad.
Falls in Home Leading Cause of Injury-Related Deaths in Wisconsin
IRC Assistant Director, Ann Christiansen, comments on the leading cause of injury death in Wisconsin.
Program Targets Underage Drinking
Underage drinking and alcohol abuse are concerns for communities across the U.S. Nowhere is that more evident than in La Crosse County, WI.
IRC Injury Publications
Injury Policy Brief Youth Sports Concussion Legislation: A Review of Concussion Policies in the Great Lakes Region
IRC 10-Year Anniversary Report This recently published report highlights the achievements and contributions made by IRC affiliated faculty, staff and partners to the field of injury prevention and control. The IRC would like to take this opportunity to thank MCW leadership, along with community and academic partners, for their role in supporting its mission during the past 10 years.
Updated Burden of Injury in Wisconsin Report - First released in 2006, this updated 2011 report uses data from the Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH) system.