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  • 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
  • Upcoming Law Enforcement and Community Summit on Heroin in North Carolina The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition will be hosting a statewide summit on Thursday, May 12th, at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Law enforcement and community leaders will gather at the legislature to discuss legislative solutions to reducing the negative impacts of Heroin in our communities. Law enforcement and community leaders will discuss increasing ... More
  • Upcoming conference on LGBTQ suicide prevention The North Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is excited to announce that it will present its first North Carolina LGBTQ “Research to Real Life” Conference to be held Monday, August 15th at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, NC. The theme for this conference is: Using what we know from research and lived ... More
  • Seminar on the evaluation of the GLS Program [Updated with slides!] Thanks to everyone who came to our seminar with Duke University School of Medicine’s Dr. David B. Goldston on Wednesday, February 17th, on the evaluation of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention Program. Dr. Goldston’s slides are available here! About The GLS Program Youth suicide prevention is a national health priority. Since 2005, the Garrett Lee ... More
  • UNC-Chapel Hill and West Point to partner together to study changing concussion culture UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have received a $400,000 award to partner with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to study changing the culture of concussion disclosure among military personnel and college athletes. They will develop an online interactive platform that provides a series of immersive training vignettes for those populations. Eight winners of the inaugural Mind ... More
  • Upcoming seminar on military sexual assault prevention Join us for this month’s installment in the Gender-based Violence Research Group Speaker Series. Our speaker will be Dr. Olivia Silber Ashley, Director of RTI, International’s Risk Behavior and Family Research Program. Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Time: 12:30-1:30PM Location: Rosenau Hall, Room 101 More
  • SKIPP Project begins capacity-building trainings in Wake County On October 20, 2015, the Skills and Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) Project hosted its first day-long workshop for Series 1 of a CORE capacity-building training program for injury and violence prevention practitioners serving children and youth in Wake County.  The Day 1 workshop, entitled Public Health Approach, included sessions that addressed: 1) the burden ... More
  • Shaken baby prevention effort reduces crying-related calls to nurse advice line A new evaluation of a statewide shaken baby prevention effort found that the number of calls to a nurse advice line from North Carolina parents who called because of a crying baby were reduced in the first 2 years after the intervention was implemented in 2007. However, the study, published Oct. 26, 2015 in JAMA Pediatrics, ... More