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UNLV School of Medication Awarded Grant to Continue Study on Car Injuries

The UNLV School of Medicine Department of Surgery was recently awarded a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Security to continue its work towards understanding and avoiding traffic-related injuries and deaths in Nevada.

Dr. Deborah Kuhls, teacher of surgical treatment, and co-investigator Laura Gryder used previous grant funding to create a comprehensive database from 2005-2015 Nevada Department of Transportation crash data and associated info from injury centers statewide.

The current $235,000 grant will enable researchers to continue their work, which includes introducing and examining information from the past two years and examining present pedestrian safety education efforts.

“This data enables us to analyze crashes and risk-taking behaviors in relation to difficult medical expenses and outcomes, and it likewise contributes required background to support safety related legislation,” said Dr. Kuhls.

According to researchers, deaths and injuries from vehicle-related crashes have actually risen steadily in Nevada since 2009. Amongst the task’s findings to this day:

The highest portion of traffic casualties for those admitted to a Nevada trauma center in between 2005-2015 were from pedestrian crashes (7.5 percent), followed by motorbike crashes (4.3 percent) and motor vehicle crashes (2.6 percent).
Analysis from the database shows rear-seated teenager passengers are 70 percent most likely to not wear a seatbelt than those in the front seat. After a crash, they have higher accumulated hospital charges, spend more days in the healthcare facility, and more days in the ICU than those using seat belts.
Crash-trauma information from 2012-2014 reveals that average hospital charges for a moped crash are $8,120 more for riders who don’t wear helmets compared to helmeted riders. Injuries to the extremities and to the head and neck are most typical. Moped riders in Nevada are not currently required to use a helmet.
Around 30 percent of pedestrian crash patients brought to a Nevada injury center were crossing the street poorly. They spent more days in the health center and accumulated significantly greater median healthcare facility expenses ($113,475 vs. $52,727) compared to pedestrians who were injured while crossing properly.

“By performing this research study, we can continue to supply essential info to legal, community, and state companies,” Gryder stated. “We can utilize the information to establish the most proper, targeted injury prevention interventions to make the biggest possible effect on the lives of citizens of our state.”

Metro awarded $250,000 for body video cameras

The U.S. Department of Justice revealed a $250,000 grant for Metro’s body video cameras program Monday.

The grant, funded by the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs, requires City to match the award and establish a strong implementation strategy and a durable training policy before acquiring electronic cameras or equipment.

City has actually currently adopted body-worn cam systems for some precincts and released its policies previously this month.

The company said it will deal with electronic camera video footage as a public record, much like police reports and other files. If the video is linked to an examination, nevertheless, City won’t release it right away. Such video footage would become public when it is utilized as evidence in a criminal case in open court.

City was one of 73 police departments in 32 states to share in the more than $19.3 million in financing from the federal firm.

Contact Wesley Juhl at wjuhl@reviewjournal.com!.?.! and 702-383-0391. Discover him on Twitter: @WesJuhl

UNLV Latin Jazz Awarded Top Honors by DownBeat Magazine

Jazz research studies students have earned 8 student music awards given that 2010

Arts & & Culture| May 11, 2015|By Jennifer Vaughan

Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702-895-1575, jennifer.vaughan@unlv.edu!.?.! Members of the UNLV Latin Jazz

Ensemble, and their director, Uli Geissendoerfer, won the distinguished 2015 DownBeat Publication Student Music Award for Latin Group in the undergraduate college classification. They contended against top university ensembles worldwide for the honor. This is the eighth DownBeat Magazine Student Award for UNLV Jazz Researches students because 2010. The DownBeat Student Music Awards, established in 1976, are considered the most

distinguished awards in jazz education. Hundreds of artists, music teachers and music market specialists received their very first global acknowledgment as DownBeat Student Music Award winners. Winners have gone on to appear on the cover of DownBeat as professional artists. Ratings have actually been showcased in the magazine and have won either Critics or Readers Survey honors. Students have utilized this acknowledgment to amass more than$10 million in scholarship opportunities.