Trainee Learning Lab

About the Trainee Learning Lab

The Trainee Learning Lab (TLL) brings together undergraduate and graduate trainees in Injury Science, including research staff, research assistants, capstone mentees, and those with a keen interest in the field. Trainees meet virtually, on a monthly basis, to discuss and interpret peer-reviewed articles related to injury and violence research. 

Eight interactive sessions from October to May are led and facilitated by PISC Co-Director Catherine McDonald, Associate Professor of Nursing, with guest appearances from authors and co-authors of the articles discussed to answer questions about their work. Trainees learn to apply skills in the interpretation of research articles and leave the program more confident in critically reviewing injury and violence research.

Program Objectives for Participants

Articulate aspects of injury and violence as a major social and health problem
Describe designs and methods commonly used in Injury Science
Apply skills in the critical interpretation of research articles

Previous Guest Authors (selected)

Dan Holena, MD, MSCE, FACS (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Marizen Ramirez, PHD, MPH (University of Minnesota)
Tricia Roby, PhD, ATC (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
Kamila Alexander, PhD, RN (Johns Hopkins University)
Jason Goldstick, PhD (University of Michigan)
Carol Runyan, PhD (Colorado School of Public Health)

Trainee Spotlight

PISC Postdoctoral Trainee, Dr. Abby Bretzin, will start as faculty at the University of Michigan’s Department of Emergency Medicine on November 1st!

We will miss Abby as part of the Injury Science Center, but are thrilled for her next chapter and look forward to continuing to collaborate through the Ivy League-Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study.

WELL DONE ABBY!