Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
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Nashville, TN 37232


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Research

 

Our injury prevention team develops data-driven strategies based on analysis of trauma data from Children's Hospital as well as the state of Tennessee. The goal of the program is to conduct and partner in innovative research that furthers the field of injury prevention.

Selected Publications

Book Chapter

Journals

Conferences-Poster Exhibits and Presentations

2013

  • Descriptive analysis of pediatric ATV injury patterns. Abstract accepted to the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting .Poster Exhibit: May 2013. Authors: Kasl RA, Estrada C, Crossman KL, Unni P, and Abramo TJ
  • Glucose levels are predictive of prolonged seizure activity. Abstract accepted to Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Poster Exhibit: December 2013. Authors: Pekala K, Kelly K, Leathers J, Caldwell R, Greeno A, Unni P, Wellons JC, Tullipan N, Shannon CN
  • Patient characteristics and clinical decision making in the pediatric traumatic brain injury patient population: an institutional review. Abstract accepted to Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Poster Exhibit. December 2013. Authors: Kelly K, Pekala K, Leathers JS, Greeno A, Unni P, Wellons JC, Tulipan N, Shannon CN
  • A multi-disciplinary team approach to tackle unsafe teen driving. Abstract accepted to the  2013 Children’s Hospital Associations- Creating Connections Conference. Poster exhibit: March 2013. Authors: Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Stephen Morrow, MD, Barbara Shultz, RN, BSN, Tina Tian
  • Suburban and rural teen driver attitudes towards texting while driving. Abstract accepted to 2013 Injury Free Coalition for Kids Conference. Oral Presentation. November 9, 2013. Authors: Purnima Unni, MPH, Dai Chung, MD, Barbara Shlutz, RN, BSN, Tina Tian 
2012
  • Examination of teen texting and driving behaviors and beliefs. Abstract accepted to the 2012 American Public Health Association Conference. Authors: Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Stephen Morrow, MD, Barbara Shultz, RN, BSN, Nia Washington, Tina Tian, Lauren Butcher
  • Examination of Circumstances of Pediatric Drowning and Near-Drownings. Abstract accepted to the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition.
  • Hospital-School Collaboration to Address Teen Motor Vehicle Safety- Successes and Challenges- Pilot Study. Abstract accepted to 2012 annual conference for the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. Authors: Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Stephen Morrow, MD, Barbara Shutlz, MSN.
  • Descriptive Analysis of Pediatric ATV Injury Patterns. Pediatric Academic Societies 2012 Annual Meeting. Authors: Rebecca A. Kasl, Julie Phillips, Cristina Estrada, Kristen Crossman, Purnima Unni, Thomas Abramo.
2011
  • "Using Trauma Registry Data to Guide ATV Injury Prevention Efforts in Middle Tennessee'" Abstract accepted  to 2011 annual conference for the  Injury Free Coalition for Kids. Authors:Purnima Unni, MPH,CHES, Stephen Morrow,MD, Barbara L. Shultz,RN,BSN and Martin R. Koon Jr.
  • "Race Disparities In Firearm Injuries Among Tennessee Children" Abstract accepted to the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition .Authors:Colin A. Martin,MD, Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Matthew P. Landman, MD, Irene Feurer, PhD, Amy McMaster, MD,, Mary Dabrowiak, MSN, Stephen E. Morrow, MD, FAAP and Harold N. Lovvorn III, MD, FAAP.
  • "Examination of Trauma Registry Data to Guide ATV Injury Prevention Efforts in Middle Tennessee" Abstract accepted to the 2011 American Public Health Association Conference. Authors: Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Stephen Morrow, MD, and Barbara Shultz, RN, BSN
  • "Targeted Injury Prevention education in the Emergency Department - An Evidence-Based Pilot Project abstract accepted for the 2011 Vanderbilt Medical Center Nursing Research Poster Presentation. Authors:  Amy O'Gorman RN,MSN and Purnima Unni MPH,CHES. 
2010
  • Analysis of Pediatric Falls by Age. Abstract accepted to the 2010 American Public Health Association Conference. Authors: Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Stephen Morrow, MD, and Matthew Locklair, MD.
  • "Be in the Zone" - A Hospital Based Motor Vehicle Safety Program for Teens. Abstract accepted for the  2010 Vanderbilt Medical Center Nursing Research Poster Presentation. Authors: Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES and Barbara Shultz, RN,BSN.

Current Projects and Acceptances

Educating parents and caregivers on preventing injuries from falls among children. Intervention-based research funded by grant from Medical Center Staff Advisory Council.

Site for a multistate study on ATV injury - Identifying risk factors for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) injury among children: A multi-state study. Connecticut Children's Medical Center.


Last Edited: October 13, 2014
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