The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Center (UI IPRC) has received a two-year award of over $1.6 million in federal grant money to bolster its work. The UI IPRC conducts interdisciplinary injury research, provides training to future injury professionals, and translates its work into practice with the help of local, state, and national partners. In the U.S., injury is the leading cause of death among people ages one to 44 years old and accounts for $671 billion annually in medical and work loss costs.
The UI IPRC is one of 10 U.S. injury “centers of excellence” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Established in 1991, the UI IPRC focuses on preventing injuries and violence, such as those from motor vehicle crashes, older adult falls, prescription opioid overdoses, workplace violence, teen violence, and more.
“Since the beginning, our center has brought together academic, practice, and policy communities to address the public health challenge of reducing the burden of traumatic injuries and violence,” said UI IPRC Director, Dr. Corinne Peek-Asa. “This grant allows us to leverage the important work of our research teams in many departments across campus.”
[Photo: Dr. Corinne Peek-Asa]