Ofer has been successful with CIHR’s 2012/13 Doctoral Research Award. Over the next three years, Ofer will study the social and environmental determinants of childhood injury inCanada. Examining both the geographical distribution of major traumas within the Canadian child and youth population, and the effectiveness of Canadian pediatric trauma systems, the project intends to analyze Canadian pediatric traumas in terms of severity of injury, identification of at risk populations and provision of appropriate treatment. In so doing, the project aims to optimize the delivery of services to target populations and to reduce pediatric injuries through the allocation of prevention-related public health resources.
The CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention (STAIR C&Y Team) is a unique collaboration of interdisciplinary researchers and partners who have a common purpose—to generate new knowledge for stakeholders who develop and deliver policy and programs, and advocate for children and youth in Canada.