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After seven years as Director of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), the UK's principal child safety organisation, Carol Sherriff has moved on. She has been appointed chair of a primary care trust, the local statutory health body that oversees the provision of health care, and will also be carrying out training in management methods. The new CAPT Chief Executive is Katrina Phillips, who has come from the National Foster Care Association.

Dr Philip Groff will become SMARTRISK'S Manager of Research Development on 10 September 2001. Dr Groff comes from the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, having previously been at the Canadian Policy Research Network. Since 1994 Dr Groff has been a course instructor at the University of Toronto's psychology department, where the majority of his courses are on research methods and statistical analysis. At SMARTRISK, Dr Groff will be responsible of the expansion of research capacity both internally and externally in injury prevention research. Key to this position will be building consensus, supporting and moving projects forward, building relationships and collaborating with community and research practitioners in the field of injury prevention. (Please note SMARTRISK'S new office address: 790 Bay Street, Suite 401 Toronto, ON M5G 1N8, tel: +1 416 977 7350, fax: +1 416 596 2700.)

Ian Scott has left the Australian safety organisation, Kidsafe, and is now carrying out freelance research and development work, still in the child safety field. Ian, who is a health economist by training, expects to return to his original profession. Ian can be contacted at PO Box 302, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067; email:

President Bush tapped a physician with expertise treating car crash victims to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The White House announced in June that Bush will nominate Jeffrey William Runge as NHTSA administrator. Dr Runge is …

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