The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently awarded $4.2 million over the next five years to fund the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory, a center designed to reduce the top causes of injury and injury death in Georgia and the Southeast through research, education and outreach. IPRCE is one of nine centers in the U.S. being funded by the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control under the Injury Control Research Center program, according to a press release.
A part of the Department of Emergency Medicine in Emory University School of Medicine, IPRCE is a multi-institutional center that has collaborations with 12 universities, over 40 faculty members and more than 50 injury prevention organizations. It is the only center of its kind in Georgia. The team works together to provide a multidisciplinary vision for research and prevention to reduce the burden of injury throughout the state and beyond. The center would not be possible without the strong support and financial commitments from the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory’s School of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
“IPRCE is designed to advance the field of injury prevention through the development of new scientific research and/or surveillance methods, creation of new knowledge, translation of knowledge in practice, program and policy development and evaluation of activities that will ultimately reduce injuries and death,” says Jonathan Rupp, PhD, associate professor of emergency medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and principal investigator of IPRCE. “We are excited to receive this new funding from the CDC to help us better assist Georgians to mitigate and eliminate the impact of injury in our community.”
IPRCE, formerly known as the Emory Center for Injury Control, has existed since 1993 and previously received CDC Injury Control Research Center funding from 2009-2013. This most recent funding will support the center through July 2024.
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