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  • Attorney General Stein’s Visit Attorney General Stein is conducting a series of college tours across the state to discuss key issues important to North Carolina’s students. The tour connects  Attorney General Stein the opportunity to speak directly to college students, educators and administrative officials about issues that are prevalent on college campuses. These discussions will highlight and contribute to the conversations happening ... More
  • New to the Road Safety Field? Apply Now for HSRC’s Free Course on Road Safety Fundamentals Join transportation professionals from across the country for an in-depth study of the fundamentals of road safety. Presented by the Road Safety Academy of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, Road Safety 101 is a free online course designed for individuals new to transportation-related fields. It is based on the NCHRP 17-40 Model Curriculum for Highway ... More
  • UNC Highway Safety Research Center seeking applications for $1,000 scholarship (CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) ─ The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2018 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is open to students who will be working toward a master’s degree at any of the University of North Carolina campuses in fall 2018. ... More
  • Congratulations to Belinda-Rose Young, Elected to the Society for Public Health Education 2018-19 Board of Trustees! WASHINGTON, DC  – The Society for Public Health Education, Inc. (SOPHE) congratulates Belinda-Rose Young elected to the SOPHE 2018-19 Board of Trustees. She will be inducted with nine other newly elected officers and begins her term of office on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, during the All Member Business Meeting at SOPHE’s 69th Annual Meeting in ... More
  • The Power of Science and Practice Integration One of the most substantial challenges facing the field of injury and violence prevention is bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and its real-world application to achieve population-level impact. Much synergy is gained when academic and practice communities collaborate; however, a number of barriers prevent better integration of science and practice. The Journal of Public ... More
  • 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