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The Safety Net Newsletter

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The Safety Net newsletter is typically published twice a year, and highlights news about the ICRC program, new faculty and staff, recent research by faculty affiliates, and beginning with the Winter 2012 issue, ICRC partner activities.  To receive notice when new issues of The Safety Net (or other ICRC publications) are available for viewing or download on the ICRC Website, fill out the e-dissemination request form on the Outreach/Dissemination page.

 

Issues of The Safety Net newsletter
Summer-2013
Contents: 
Articles on research into the effectiveness of state laws banning texting/cell-phone use (Dr. Motao Zhu); a pilot study on the feasibility of overdose prevention programs featuring take-home naloxone in southern West Virginia (Dr. Kelly Gurka); a profile of the ICRC Chancellor's Award recipient for Adminstration/Management (Mr. David Fulaytar); ICRC Exploratory Grants program awardees (Drs. Amy Fiske and Jean McCrory); winners of the ICRC faculty  teaching and student research awards; a partner spotlight on the West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide;  and a list of recent WVU ICRC faculty publications.
Fall-2012
Contents: 
Articles on research into leading causes of injury mortality for the decade 2000-2009 (Dr. Ian Rockett), non-medical prescription drug use among college students (Dr. Keith Zullig), and intimate partner violence in the workplace (Dr. Hope Tiesman); a partner spotlight on the West Virginia Violence and Injury Prevention Program; updates on ICRC Educaton/Training and Outreach Core activities; and a list of recent WVU ICRC faculty publications.
Contents: 
Articles on research into drug overdoses (Dr. Marie Abate) and interpersonal violence (Dr. Danielle Davidov); the new initiatives in the ICRC Injury Prevention Education program (Dr. Kelly Gurka); a profile of Herb Linn, ICRC Assistant Director for Outreach; a partner spotlight on the Virginia Violence and Injury Prevention Program's Child Safety Seat Initiative.
Winter-2011
Contents: 
Articles on research into the safety effects of graduated drivers license programs (Dr. Motao Zhu) and an evaluation of a prescription drug abuse intervention (Dr. Steve Davis); and profiles of new faculty member Dr. Kelly Gurka and new staff member Songzhu Zhao.
Spring-2010
Contents: 
Articles on research into hospitalizations resulting from poisonings by prescription drugs (Dr. Jeff Coben);  profile of new ICRC faculty member Dr. Kimberly Rauscher and graduate assistant Christen Seaman;  a report on ICRC faculty affiliate involvement in an international studyand an evaluation of the links between mental health issues and family violence (Dr. Harriet MacMillan).
Winter-2009
Contents: 
Articles on ICRC's establishment of a Prescription Drug Abuse Work Group (Dr. Jeff Coben); a partnership between ICRC and Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) to quantify the costs of medicaid payments for catastrophic injuries (Dr. Ted Miller, Dr. Eduard Zaloshnja, and Dr. Mike Smith); a study of risk factors and olngterm outcomes associated with adverse medical events involving the elderly (Dr. Mary Carter).
Summer-2009
Contents: 
Articles on a study of the underreporting (on death certificates) of mental health conditions that contribute to suicides (Dr. Ian Rockett); on former ICRC Director Dr. James Helmkamp accepting an new position with CDC; and a profile of the first student to receive a PhD in Public Health at WVU (Dr. Ekta Choudhary).
Fall-2008
Contents: 
Articles include a report of a study of the differences between rural and urban nonfatal injuries resulting in hospitalizations (Dr. Jeff Coben); a profile of new ICWRC faculty member Dr. Motao Zhu; and a report on the experiences of ICRC's first student injury prevention intern to the National Park Service (Ekta Choudhary).
Spring-2008
Contents: 
Articles include a report on a study examining causes for a higher rate of suicide in rural areas (Dr. Robert Brossarte); a profile of then ICRC public health graduate student Danielle Davidov; a profile of the 2007 HSC employee of the year, ICRC staff member Mike Furbee; a commentary by then ICRC Director Dr. James Helmkamp on the importance of Injury Centers.
Fall-2007
Contents: 
Articles include a report on an intervention program to prevent interpersonal violence among socially-disadvantaged, first-time mothers (Dr. Harriet MacMillan); a report on a study of the long-term effects of first-time injury on the elderly (Dr. Mary Carter); a commentary on the history of the WVU ICRC (Dr. James Helmkamp).