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April 30, 2019

Since 2005, a series of controversial changes to self-defense laws have been enacted in a number of US states. These laws are known as “stand your ground” or “shoot first” laws, and they expand the rights of individuals to use lethal force in situations when a severe t...

February 16, 2019

In collaboration with the University of Botswana (UB) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) , the Penn Injury Science Center is working on a D43 Training Grant (Development of an injury and trauma research training program for Botswana (ITRTPB) designed to produce independe...

November 12, 2018

Comprehensive User Engagement Sites (CUES) -- sites where people can inject drugs under medical supervision in well-lit, hygienic spaces --  are integral in advising clients about injection-related harms, providing clean injecting supplies, providing linkages to medica...

October 2, 2018

Funded by National Institute of Nursing Research: K99/R00NR013548; PENN University Research Foundation, PENN; Dr. Dorothy Mereness Endowed Research Fund, PENN School of Nursing.

As the leading cause of adolescent death and disability, MVCs are a public health crisis. Ad...

October 2, 2018

Funded by the Penn Injury Science Center 

The crisis of opioid overdoses in the United States (US) has reached epidemic proportions. Efforts to combat opioid overdose deaths include improved prescribing practices, prevention of abuse, treatment of addiction, and ha...

October 2, 2018

Funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Exploratory Advanced Research program (FHWA 693JJ31750012).

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving led to over 69,000 crashes and sent over 30,000 injury victims to the emergency...

October 2, 2018

Funded by the US Food and Drug Administration (HHSF223201810209C).

In 2016, there were over 40,000 deaths from opioid overdose, a five-fold increase since 1999. Prescriptions for acute pain are a driving factor in introducing patients to opioids and creating potential s...

October 2, 2018

Funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) R01MD010372.

This is a collaborative study with Rand Corporation, Baylor Trauma Center and Penn Presbyterian Trauma Center to examine trauma as a portal to chronic pain.  Chronic pain pos...

August 14, 2017

Funded, in part, by the Penn Injury Science Center and the Centers for Disease Control (R49CE002474) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (F31 NR0113599).

Healthcare providers and law enforcement officers have interrelated mandates when responding to traumatic...

July 25, 2017

Funded by Centers for Disease and Control (U501CE00165; R49CE002474)

Do Schools Cause Crime in Neighborhoods? Evidence from the Opening of Schools in Philadelphia funded by Centers for Disease and Control (U501CE00165; R49CE002474) A number of studies have found that c...

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