Thursday, June 23
12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Process of Creating a National Response to Intentional Mass Casualty & Active Shooter Events Lenworth M. Jacobs
University of Connecticut
Medical Alumni Hall
1 Maloney Building

Friday, April 15, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Alex Kotlowitz
Emmy Award-Winning Author and Film Director
Keynote Lecture The Science of Safety for Our Cities Conference
Claudia Cohen Hall G17
Speakers Archives

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The Penn Injury Science Center brings together university, community, and government partners around injury and violence intervention programs with the greatest potential for impact. We promote and perform the highest quality research, training and translation of scientific discoveries into practice and policy, in order to reduce injuries, violence and their impact to our region, the US, and locations around the world.

Our diverse group of scientists, students, and staff are centrally co-located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia and represent 6 Penn Schools, 12 other Penn Institutes and Centers, 2 Level 1 Trauma Centers, and 3 Research Laboratories.
Our Work In The News

President Obama’s right: Americans might be growing numb to mass shootings. Here’s why
Washington Post
After the mass shooting at an Oregon community college in early October

What the World Will Look Like Without Drivers
For the past century, the greatest ticket to freedom for every teenager in the suburbs was a driver’s license.

Could 'broken windows' policy reduce teen homicide rates?
It takes a village to raise a child, as the old saying goes.
Neighborhoods Can Shape Success - Down to the Level of a City Block
The Atlantic
A small but intriguing study done in West Philadelphia points to the importance of what researchers call microenvironments.
News Archives
Center Happenings
  • Doug Wiebe, PhD and Elinore Kaufman, MD, winners of the Barry Sweedler Award at the 2016 International Alcohol Interlock Symposium in Brussels, Belgium
  • April 14 - 15, 2016 Science of Safety for Our Cities program available HERE
  • Michelle Kondo, PhD (with Sarah Low, Jason Henning, and Charles Branas), winner of the Excellence in GSI Award for research, presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, 2016
  • Penn Injury Science Center Core Director Dr. John MacDonald to Deliver Prestigious Lee Lecture at 2016 Stockholm Criminology Symposium
  • Elinore Kaufman, MD and Daniel Holena, MD, MSCE, lead and senior authors on a "Featured Article" accepted for publication at the Journal of Surgical Research: "Variation in ICU Utilization and Mortality After Blunt Splenic Injury"
  • Michelle Kondo, PhD, Honorable Mention, U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA), 2016
  • Elinore Kaufman, MD, selected as a 2016 Traffic Safety Scholar (award to help defray the cost of attending the Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, April 3-5 in Long Beach, California)
  • Registration for the Science of Safety for Our Cities Conference is now open: April 14th and 15th, 2016 (PDF)
  • Penn Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions available.
  • Alison Culyba, MD, MPH, winner of the Student Best Science Award, at the annual meeting of SAVIR (Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research), New Orleans LA, March 2015.
  • Elinore Kaufman, MD, winner of the APHA Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section Student Paper Competition at the APHA annual meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2015.
  • Erick Guerra, PhD, Center Investigator and Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning, panelist for the Open Streets Film Screening and Discussion, Philadelphia, PA, November 16th, 2015
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