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Dr. E. Brooke Lerner named Deputy Director of the Injury Research Center

This memo is from Stephen W. Hargarten, MD, MPH, Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Injury Research Center

July 02, 2013 College News - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Brooke Lerner, PhD, will assume the role of Deputy Director of the IRC.  Dr. Lerner is an injury epidemiologist and a former EMS field provider who has dedicated her career to improving prehospital care through research.

Dr. Lerner has nearly 20 years of EMS related experience and has authored more than 80 peer reviewed publications. Her current federally funded projects include studying the trauma triage guidelines and developing a national consensus on mass casualty triage. She is a member of the National Disaster Life Support Foundation Board of Directors, the Brain Trauma Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board, and a member of the editorial boards of the leading journal that publish prehospital literature.

Peter Layde, MD, MSc, will be stepping down from his role as IRC Co-Director.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his dedication and service.  Dr. Layde played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Injury Research Center and has made many contributions to the field of injury prevention and control research over the past 12 years.  He has published numerous injury control peer reviewed papers, mentored faculty and students, provided leadership to the IRC’s Research Core, and served as a member of the Center’s Steering and Advisory Committees.  We look forward to his continued support to advance injury and violence research and leadership within the IRC.
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