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Jiabin Shen, PhD, Elected to Board for the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research

(From the June 2017 issue of Research Now)

Jiabin Shen, PhD

Jiabin Shen, PhD, postdoctoral fellow for the Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program (PC-PReP) in the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research (CPTR) and the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recently elected as Transitional Representative to the Board for the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).

SAVIR is a professional organization that provides leadership and fosters excellence in the science of preventing and treating injury and violence. The SAVIR Board is an elected board comprised of 13 members: four members from the Executive Committee, six members elected by and drawn from the general membership, and the remaining three members appointed by the Executive Committee.

Dr. Shen is a developmental psychologist and injury researcher who received his PhD in Lifespan Developmental Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2015. He received extensive training in pediatric unintentional injury prevention research and virtual reality from an interdisciplinary and global perspective during his doctoral program. Currently, Dr. Shen works with Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, CPTR director, in developing innovative psycho-behavioral interventions for care and rehabilitation, using virtual reality technology to improve the outcomes of pediatric trauma patients.


The Center for Pediatric Trauma Research (CPTR) at Nationwide Children’s Hospitalconducts research to support global efforts in achieving the best outcomes for pediatric trauma patients. Using a multidisciplinary approach, CPTR researchers lead innovative projects to assess pre-hospital emergency medical service, acute medical and surgical management, rehabilitation, and family and community services that impact the short and long-term outcomes of injured patients. CPTR serves as a leader and a partner to translate cutting edge research findings to help patients, families, policy makers, and clinicians make informed decisions.

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