This report documents the first eight years of the Program for Injury Prevention, Education, and Research (the PIPER program), at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Over the past eight years, under the direction of Dr. Carol Runyan, the program has grown and realized many accomplishments in injury prevention research, training and education, and translation to practice. We take this opportunity to reflect and celebrate these accomplishments. Earlier this year Dr. Ashley Brooks-Russell took on the role of Director, and this report reflects that transition.
A new study by investigators from the Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research showed that efforts by hospitals to counsel parents on safe storage of guns and medications were successful in preventing youth suicide.
ColoradoSPH has joined with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at CU Anschutz to focus on the question of public health ethics. A new website provides teaching resources and an opportunity to Ask and Ethicist.