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SAVIR: going forward by looking back
  1. Carol W Runyan
  1. Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health - Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carol W Runyan, Epidemiology, 4301 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA; carol.runyan{at}

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As outgoing President of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR), I had the opportunity in April 2019 to share some thoughts about both SAVIR work in the prior year and moving the organisation forward. I present the major points of that talk here.

SAVIR has had a rich history, emerging from an organisation called the National Association of Injury Control Research Centres (NAICRC) in 1997 as a 501 c(3) non-profit registered in Maryland. The purpose of the new organisation was to expand beyond the boundaries of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded centres that comprised NAICRC and engage a broader range of injury scholars in our continuing effort to build the field. During the early years, SAVIR collaborated with Safe States in developing core competencies for the field, advocated for funding for injury research, partnered with Injury Prevention as our official journal and provided a forum for sharing research findings and methodological …

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