This brief ceremony is to honor the recipients of the 2010 Native American Injury Prevention Prize on Thursday, December 7, 2010 from 4:00-5:00 pm in Hess Commons. Light refreshments will be served.
Professor Susan P. Baker (Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health), the 2010 winner of the Calderone Prize in Public Health has established a series of awards to be granted for use during the 2010-11 academic year by degree candidates at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University to study Native American injury prevention. All graduate students at the Mailman School were encouraged to submit proposals in October 2010, and a review committee has selected one first place winner to receive $2,000 to study injury prevention in Native Americans. Six students will receive $500 prizes.
The recipients of these prizes will use the award to undertake a research project on injuries to Native Americans or other indigenous people of the United States or Canada, in the hope that their work will ultimately lead to needed policy changes and/or environmental changes that would benefit Native Americans. Injuries are the leading cause of death during the first 4 decades of life, and take a particularly great toll of young Native Americans. For example, motor vehicle-related death rates of Native Americans are twice the rates for other Americans, and suicide rates among 15-24 year old Native Americans are more than double the rate for US All Races.
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