2019 Conference Award Winners

2019 Conference Award Winners

Elaine Wodzin Young Achiever Award Francisco J. Lopez-Valdes, PhD Named for Elaine Wodzin, a long-serving executive director of AAAM, who had the innate ability to recognize the future of the organization through the efforts of young professionals.  The award is given...

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AIS Faculty Spotlight –  Cindy Burch, MS, MPH, CAISS

AIS Faculty Spotlight – Cindy Burch, MS, MPH, CAISS

Cindy is an epidemiologist, has been part of the AIS faculty since 2014, and is currently an At-Large member of the AIS Certification Board. She was a member of the University of Maryland Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) project for close to...

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AAAM Member Spotlight – Dr. Rawson Wood, MD

AAAM Member Spotlight – Dr. Rawson Wood, MD

How long have you been a member of AAAM? I’ve been a member for about 3 years. What inspired you to join AAAM? I am dedicated to understanding how people get hurt in order to prevent future injuries. What are your main areas of interest in the field of Automotive...

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President’s Message – November 2019

President’s Message – November 2019

My professional life has been enriched greatly by AAAM and to assume the responsibility of president is truly an honor. I fully recognize that leading AAAM requires a team effort and assure you that the expertise of our AAAM members will be enlisted to accomplish the...

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President’s Message – July 2019

President’s Message – July 2019

AAAM is tracking to have a stellar 2019! I have a few highlights that I want to share with you and hope you are as excited as I am to see our organization reach new milestones. AAAM announced in May a new position statement in partnership with Safe Kids to raise...

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Message from the Conference Program Chair

Message from the Conference Program Chair

Greetings! It’s my pleasure and honor to serve you and AAAM by organizing the content of the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference. I’m excited for our upcoming program “Safety Without Borders” in which we hope to emphasize how members of AAAM reach across functions,...

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Faculty Spotlight – Waqar Malik, MBBS, MPH, CAISS

Faculty Spotlight – Waqar Malik, MBBS, MPH, CAISS

Waqar is the new Lead Faculty for Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS©) North America and has been part of the AIS faculty since 2014. In this new and exciting role, he will provide AIS faculty coverage where needed for online as well as in-person courses, assist in the...

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President’s Message – July 2019

President’s Message – March 2019

Welcome Spring! Our organization experienced a lot of growth and advancement in 2018. We had over 160 attendees at our last conference (a 10-year record high), received 74 abstract submissions, and increased our membership to over 320. We are moving full steam ahead...

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Faculty Spotlight – Kathryn Loftis, PhD, CAISS

Faculty Spotlight – Kathryn Loftis, PhD, CAISS

Kathryn joined AAAM as an AIS faculty member in January 2014. She brought to the team a bit of a unique background, as she came from the research side. "In graduate school, I coded AIS and analyzed injuries with the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network...

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President’s Message – July 2019

President’s Message – December 2018

As we wrap up this year and prepare for 2019, let’s reflect on AAAM and some of the accomplishments of 2018 and our direction for 2019. The members and organization of AAAM are about affecting things – through the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS), policy, science,...

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