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  • Report Released on Sustained Effects of North Carolina’s Medicaid “lock-in” Program on Prescription Drugs Highlights: NC Medicaid “lock-in” program appeared to reduce numbers of controlled substances (e.g., painkillers) dispensed Reductions were evident both while patients were enrolled in the program and in year following program release Dosages of opioids (in terms of morphine milligram equivalents) increased while patients were enrolled in the program and following release Use of cash payment increased during lock-in ... More
  • Raluca Iosif IPV Research Awardee presentation Oct. 12 When: October 12, 2017 2:00 – 3:30 PM Where: IntraHealth International 6340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 200 Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us October 12 for a presentation by Josie Caves, winner of the Raluca Iosif Intimate Partner Violence Research Award. The research is designed to further ... More
  • New Safety UTC Envisions Safe Systems Approach for U.S. Roadways The Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), the new University Transportation Center (UTC) at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) is taking a fresh approach to road safety. This national safety UTC is focused on implementing a collaborative, multidisciplinary, safe systems approach to reducing transportation-related injuries and fatalities and to helping traffic safety become recognized as a public health priority in the ... More
  • HSRC Child Passenger Safety Expert Bill Hall Receives Governors Highway Safety Association Award LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2017) – Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association presented one of its most prestigious honors, the 2017 Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award, to long-time University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center child passenger safety advocate, Bill Hall. Hall received the award at the Highway Safety Awards luncheon today at ... More
  • NFL grant funds international research on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management Led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, research will involve international collaborations and diverse participants — high school, college and professional athletes — across a variety of sports.  (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Wednesday, June 14, 2017) – The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study on the role of active ... More
  • UNC Injury Prevention Research Center to screen Newtown, a film by Kim A. Snyder. Tuesday, January 17th 5:00 – 7:00 PM Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium,   Michael Hooker Research Center Light snacks will be provided for the screening. Parking for the event will be available in the McCauley Parking Deck. What Remains after all is lost? Twenty months after the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, CT that took the lives of twenty elementary school children ... More
  • 2016 IPOP – Applications Now Being Accepted! Join us for a free two-part webinar series this fall to learn about the changing landscape of opioid overdose, the rise of this public health epidemic, the current burden and the different governmental, nonprofit, business, and advocacy groups involved in this complex issue. Examine solutions and strategies for preventing and reducing opioid overdose. Register Now! Build on your knowledge from webinars ... More
  • Raluca Iosif Intimate Partner Violence Research Award Please join us for an event dedicated to launching the Raluca Iosif Intimate Partner Violence Research Award. Light refreshments will be served and music will be performed by Kamara Thomas. October 11, 2016 4:00 – 6:00 PM North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Reeves Auditorium Please RSVP  Speakers: Rebecca Kohler, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, IntraHealth International Constance Newman, Senior Team Leader, ... More
  • Upcoming Gender-Based Violence Speaker Series Events Please join us for our first Gender-Based Violence Research Group Speaker Series Events of Fall 2016! Ammunition for Change: Explaining the Surprising Adoption of Domestic Violence and Gun Control Policies Across the United States from 2009-2015 Sierra Smucker, MSc, PhD Candidate, Duke University Thursday October 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, 3100 MHRC The availability of firearms continues to threaten the lives of ... More
  • UNC IPRC Presents Symposium for Multi-Disciplinary Research on the Opioid Crisis Potential Funding Opportunities The following spreadsheet is a working document of potential funding opportunities around prescription drug overdoe and pain management topics, as identified by UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Potential Funding Opportunities The Current Landscape of PDO/Pain Management Research at UNC Please help us in mapping the current landscape of PDO/pain management research at UNC. The information collected in this form ... More
  • IPRC Announces Rape Prevention Education Evaluation Study Chapel Hill, NC– The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center announces today funding for an evaluative study of “Wise Guys: The Next Level,” a rape prevention education (RPE)-funded program that focuses on adolescent and young men. This study, funded by the CDC, will assess the effect of “Wise Guys: The Next Level”  on preventing rape and ... More
  • Lessons learned from implementing Project Lazarus in North Carolina. From the outset, the underlying premise of Project Lazarus was that each community should ultimately be responsible for its own health. With a minimal amount of training and outside support, individual communities could develop sustainable infrastructure and select interventions that resonate with and are appropriate for those who are most affected by the use, misuse, ... More
  • IPRC Research Assistant Selected as APHA Section Fellow Anna Austin, MPH, IPRC research assistant and doctoral student  in maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 15 students selected from across the U.S. to serve as a 2016-2017 section fellow for the American Public Health Association’s maternal and child health section. The APHA fellows program is ... More