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Nonprofit Creativity Award Goes to Center for Injury Research and Policy

The Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital received a 2011 Nonprofit Creative Award from GroundWork group Columbus.  The award honors Ohio nonprofit groups who have utilized information technology creatively in any of eleven different categories and recognized Dr. Dawn Comstock’s innovative use of RIOTM.

Research Information Services at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s created RIOTM as an internet-based data collection tool for sports injury surveillance research.  During the past six years Dr. Comstock has utilized RIOTM in four different large national surveillance studies.  To date, these research projects have resulted in 41 peer-review manuscripts.

RIOTM won the award for the Reporting category, which recognizes nonprofits conducting organizational, financial and management outcome measurement and board reporting using advanced tools.  Dr. Comstock’s use of RIOTM was also a semifinalist in the Training & Education and the Technology Maturity categories.  

GroundWork group Columbus works to strengthen the impact of nonprofit organizations by enhancing their ability to manage their business operations and achieve their missions through sustainable and affordable information management, education and technology solutions.

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