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Cars and guns: A tale of two vectors (injury prevention seminar)

February 25, 2010

The Center for Injury Prevention among Youth and the Injury Research Center invite you to a seminar on "Cars and Guns: A Tale of Two Vectors" to be given by Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and director, Injury Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin.

The OVPR Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar will take place at the University of Michigan on Wednesday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m. in room 1755, School of Public Health I. (Please note room change from previous seminars.

The Injury Research Center's education core is focused on the development of a model injury prevention and control curriculum, integrated across all four years of the medical student curriculum. The education core also develops targeted injury prevention and control research training initiatives for medical and graduate students to prepare the next generation of injury research scientists.

Dr. Hargarten's research interests reflect an intersection of injury prevention and health policy to address the burden of injuries. He was the first chair of the statewide committee on Trauma System Development for the Wisconsin State Health Department. Dr. Hargarten served as chair of the Wisconsin Seat Belt Coalition and has devoted considerable effort toward seat belt legislation in Wisconsin. He serves as a board member of Advocates of Highway and Auto Safety, and the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT). He is currently the immediate past president of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).

For more information see Center for Injury Prevention among Youth.