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  • 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
  • 10 Years of Crisis Intervention Team Training in North Carolina Ten years ago, the first Crisis Intervention Team training class was held in North Carolina. Supported by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, CIT training provides law enforcement officers 40 or more hours of training to prepare them to assist individuals experiencing a mental health, substance use or developmental disability crisis. The first CIT ... More
  • IFNC Academy Updates: CALM and QPR for Law Enforcement The Injury-Free NC Academy for 2015-2016 is currently ongoing. For the next several months we’ll be featuring regular updates on the suicide prevention programs and interventions being explored by our teams. In response to a large number of deaths by suicide involving a firearm in Watauga, Ashe, and Allegheny counties, one of our teams will implement CALM ... More
  • Safe States Alliance Expands Online Training Center Toolkit We are excited to share that the Safe States Alliance just launched an expanded Training Center for injury and violence, public health, and other prevention professionals. With this new portal, you can explore the searchable database of trainings mapped by injury and violence topic, cross-cutting topic (e.g., evaluation, policy), core competencies, and continuing education type; ... More
  • 1-on-1 with IPRC’s Jared Parrish, Chapin Hall-Doris Duke Fellow UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and IPRC student Jared Parrish was recently awarded a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, these fellowships are “designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating ... More
  • Co-prescribing opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines can impact overdose mortality, study finds Mortality risk from opioid overdose has previously been measured in terms of thresholds of risk. Four scientists linked to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Injury Prevention Research Center are co-authors on a new cohort study finding that dose-dependent opioid overdose risk among patients does not show evidence of a distinct ... More
  • Upcoming Gender-Based Violence Research Group seminar on DV You are cordially invited to the October meeting of the Gender-Based Violence Research Group at UNC. We’ll be hosting a presentation by Professor Deborah Weissman, JD of the UNC School of Law. She will be presenting a talk entitled “Rethinking a New Domestic Violence Pedagogy.” Please see Professor Weissman’s webpage for more information: http://www.law.unc.edu/faculty/directory/weissmandeborahm/ More
  • “BEAUTY is a Balancing Act” explores a new venue for health awareness and falls prevention The Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting beauty salons for a special opportunity—to participate in a randomized trial study to test the impact of different health messages, including information about falls prevention. According to the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the North Carolina Division ... More
  • UNC-CH Royster Fellow to focus on sexual violence prevention Each fall, new students bring their unique perspectives to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The UNC Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows works to attract exceptionally talented graduate students from around the world to add their points of view to the campus conversation. Of the twenty-nine doctoral students who joined Carolina as Royster ... More
  • 2015-2016 Injury-Free NC Academy Kickoff! We’re pleased to be kicking off the 2015-2016 Injury-Free NC Academy in partnership with the Division of Public Health. This year’s theme is “Enhancing North Carolina’s Capacity to Prevent Suicide,” and we are about to get underway for our opening sessions in Chapel Hill on October 6th and 7th! This year, ten teams from across the ... More