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Iowa: Injury Prevention Research Center Awarded $4.2 Million CDC Grant

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a $4.2 million grant over five years to the University of Iowa to continue the Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) in the College of Public Health. The grant will help Iowa researchers identify risks and factors that present opportunities for injury and violence prevention strategies, and develop and evaluate interventions and methods to turn those interventions into public action.

“The grant allows us to continue to address critical issues in injury and violence, including adverse childhood experiences, opioid overdoses, sexual violence, and roadway safety,” says Dr. Corinne Peek-Asa, director of the IPRC and professor of occupational and environmental health.

The center engages in coordinated efforts with other injury prevention centers across the country to conduct research and provide expert knowledge to inform and strengthen injury and violence prevention efforts. The center also includes four interdisciplinary research projects led by investigators across the Iowa campus:

The Iowa IPRC has received continuous funding from the CDC since 1991. Centers at eight other universities also received funding.

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