Program Coordinator, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of RochesterKaren has been with the IFCK of Rochester since its inception. She has over 20 years experience working on a variety of research programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center. This research includes behavioral issues with lead ingestion, pacifier use and breast feeding, ground work for establishing a 1 - 800 number for health care professionals concerned about what gets into breast milk and establishing EMS for children covering a 20 hospital area. She received her BS in dietetics/general management from SUNY at Oneonta and has taken several classes in the MPH program at the University of Rochester. She also attended the Summer Institute on the Principles and Practices of Injury Prevention at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in July 2005 and is a Child Passenger Safety Technician. She is on the advisory board for Rochester’s Healthy Home. Since beginning, she has been instrumental in developing ongoing relationships with our community partners and collaborating with these partners on the implementation and evaluation of our injury prevention programs. Some of these programs include building two Little Hands playgrounds, bike rodeos, creating the Risky Residence (a hands-on safety education house), helping to develop an education workshop for residents, and the Rochester Allstate Smart Teen Driving program.