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  • 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
  • SKIPP Project Launches ENHANCED Training Program The SKIPP Project will launch of its first ENHANCED Training Program in Fall 2016.  The program will facilitate deeper learning and skill development for child and youth injury and violence prevention in Wake County, NC.  The training program will: Use a team-based learning approach:  participants will apply to and work as teams during the training program. Emphasize ... More
  • North Carolina’s Controlled Substances Reporting System: Past, Present, and Future Join UNC Injury Prevention Research Center’s Chris Ringwalt, and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Alex Asbun, Wednesday, April 20th from 1:30 – 2:30 PM to learn more about the statewide reporting registry’s history, recent advances, and future plans. Also included will be a brief summary of IPRC’s 2012 Controlled Substances Reporting System evaluation.   More
  • Starting the Conversation How collaborations are advancing gender-based violence research and training at UNC-Chapel Hill by Jessica Porter The following is reprinted with permission from Endeavors, the UNC Research online magazine. In January 2015, college students flocked to campus showings of “The Hunting Ground.” While dozens of universities appear in the film, it has a clear focus. As images of UNC-Chapel Hill’s ... More
  • Upcoming Doris Duke Fellowship Meeting Keynote on Child Well-Being Please join us for the Keynote to the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-being Annual Meeting, on Wednesday, April 6 at 11:15 at the UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ramesh Raghavan, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Rutgers School of Social Work, to present “Measuring Child Well-Being ... More
  • Join us at the 2016 GBV Summit on April 6 at UNC Chapel Hill! The UNC Gender-Based Violence Research Group and UNC Injury Prevention Research Center will be hosting our annual Gender-Based Violence Summit on April 6 from 1:30-4:30 pm, in Rosenau Hall 133. The focus of the summit will be “Violence Across the Life Course” with domestic and internationally-focused talks given by UNC Doctoral Students. The full agenda is ... More