The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is pleased to announce the award of seven Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs).
Three are newly supported ICRCs
- The University of Michigan
- Columbia University
- The University of Rochester
Four are current ICRC grantees that successfully recompeted
- University of Iowa
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- West Virginia University
- Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Each ICRC will be funded for five years, based on the availability of funds.
The purpose of the ICRC program is to develop Centers that conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention of fatal and nonfatal injuries, violence, and related disabilities. In addition, the Centers provide professional training and serve as resource centers for the public.
An Injury Control Research Center is not just a collection of research projects. It is a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary organization that addresses training and research in a cross-cutting and integrated manner to impact the field of injury and violence prevention. Centers strive to strengthen the injury and/or violence prevention infrastructure by integrating resources at the local, state, and national levels. Center’s activities focus on high CDC priority topics and issues as well as problems of injury and/or violence prevention unique to the Center’s geographic region. Centers’ activities also focus on translating research into practice.
“ICRCs serve a critical role in building the evidence base for injury and violence prevention, in educating the next generation of injury and violence prevention professionals, and in working with practice partners to ensure that interventions to prevent injuries and violence are grounded in science,” said Dr. Linda Degutis, Director of NCIPC.
NCIPC is committed to working with partners to translate science into action in order to reduce injuries, violence, and their consequences. NCIPC provides leadership in identifying priorities for research and practice, promoting evidence-based interventions, and evaluating effectiveness of injury and violence prevention. NCIPC’s vision is to put injury and violence prevention on the map as the premier public health achievement of this decade. Its mission is to prevent injuries and violence and reduce their consequences so that people can live to their fullest potential.
For more information about CDC’s injury and violence prevention work, go to www.cdc.gov/injury.