Thursday, February 2, 2017
12:00 pm- 1:30 pm

Blowin' Up
Jooyoung Lee

Fagin Hall Room 118
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Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Developing eHealth Apps for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth: A Tale of Two Cities
José Bauermeister,PhD,MPH
Nadia Dowshen, MD

Claudia Cohen Hall Class of ’55 - Terrace Room
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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
5 Questions: Kit Delgado on Breathalyzers and smartphones
Philadelphia Inquirer
On each of his shifts as an emergency room physician at PPMC, Kit Delgado sees the tragic consequences of people making shortsighted decisions.
Recurrent Violent Injury: Magnitude, Risk Factors and Opportunities For Intervention From a Statewide Analysis
LDI Research Briefs
More than 11% of patients presenting to a hospital with a violent injury
Penn Study: 1 in 9 who enter ER with violent injuries return within two years
Philly Voice
Comprehensive analysis finds greatest risk factors, incredible costs
How to heal head injuries? Try new app
Philadelphia Inquirer
Have a child healing from a head injury? There's an app for that, and it may help doctors to improve concussion care.
News Archives
Center Happenings
  • M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS is now enrolling participants for his PISC funded lab study comparing the accuracy of commercial smartphone breathalyzers to police-grade breathalyzers and blood alcohol levels. For more information contact: pennbreathalyzer@gmail.com
  • 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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