(From the August 2016 issue of Research Now)
Two faculty from Nationwide Children's Hospital received 2016 awards from the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, founder and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute, received the Distinguished Career award. The Distinguished Career award recognizes an individual, frequently at the end of his or her career, for outstanding dedication and leadership in injury/violent prevention and control and emergency health services, with contributions and achievements that have a significant and long-term impact on the field.
Dr. Smith is also a professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at The Ohio State University, and a board-certified physician in the specialties of pediatrics, general preventive medicine, and public health, as well as the subspeciality of pediatric emergency medicine. In addition, he is the founder and president of the Child Injury Prevention Alliance, a non-profit organization working nationally and globally to prevent injuries among children and adolescents. Dr. Smith is an internationally known researcher and tireless advocate for pediatric injury prevention, and has published more than 160 injury-related articles in leading scientific journals on injury prevention topics over his more than 30-year career.
Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research and principal investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute, received the Excellence in Science award. The Excellence in Science award recognizes an individual, frequently at mid-career, for outstanding dedication and leadership in the science of injury/violence prevention and control and emergency health services, with contributions and achievements that have a significant and long-term impact on the field.
Dr. Xiang is also a professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Division of Epidemiology at The Ohio State University College of Public Health. In addition, he is the director of International Programs at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's and the director of the Research Core at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention. He has made significant contributions to the field of injury and violence prevention, and his research is also recognized internationally. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and 2 book chapters, presented his research findings at a variety of conferences around the world, and had his work continuously funded by state and federal grants since 2003.