Friday, May 15, 2020

Congratulations to PhD student Kelsey Conrick who was selected to receive the inaugural Rivara Endowment Injury Research Award from the UW Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.

Kelsey will use the grant to support her research on firearm safety behaviors, part of her ongoing interest in using community-driven research methods to ameliorate disparities in the occurrence of, treatment for and outcomes after injury and violence. School of Social Work SIdney Miller Endowed Associate Professor Megan Moore and School of Public Health Associate Professor Ali Rowhani-Rahbar—core faculty members at the HIPRC—will mentor Kelsey on this project.

Kelsey, who has worked at HIPRC for three years, has undertaken several other projects at the research center, including a project that reviewed 10 years of published studies to identify trends and gaps in injury disparities research, and the Return to Learn program, which helps school nurses facilitate a student’s return to the classroom after a concussion. She received her BA in cell biology from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., and a Master of Public Health from the UW.

The Rivara Endowment Injury Research Award provides resources to graduate students and post-doctoral trainee investigators who conduct an injury-related project. The research must be completed within one year and includes the submission of a manuscript to a peer-related journal within that time frame. The award program honors Frederick P. Rivara who co-founded HIPRC in 1995 and continues to be a prominent voice in injury prevention around the world.  

We hope you take the time to congratulate Kelsey on this incredible honor. 

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