For the second year, the IPRC received an extraordinary response to the call for applications for the Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Fellowship. We received 36 very strong applications from a diverse group of graduate student from across the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s campus. Many excellent students with outstanding track records in the field of injury and violence prevention applied for the IVP Fellowship.

The IVP Fellowship is an opportunity for students from diverse academic, professional, and demographic backgrounds to gain hands-on experience in IVP, including skills in a broad range of methodological approaches for IVP-related research, programs, and policy design; and translating research to practice for policymakers, health care providers, community organizations, and other partners.

IVP Fellows will work with IPRC-affiliated faculty mentors to identify opportunities to get experience conducting IVP-related research, programming, or policy. The fellowship provides $3,000 per year to support travel, research and practice activities, conference and meeting attendance, and other professional development or training opportunities. Limited, additional funding may be available for specific activities or opportunities on an ad hoc basis.

CONGRATULATIONS to the IPRC’s twelve new fellows!

 Master-level IVP Fellows:

Nicole Gonzalez, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Adams Sibley, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health

 Doctoral-level IVP Fellows:

Josie Caves, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Gerard Chung, School of Social Work

Tricia Combs, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Dirk Davis, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Christi Hurt, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Julie Kafka,  Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health

L.B. Klein, School of Social Work

Margaret McBride, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Rebecca Patterson-Markowitz, Department of Geography

Belinda-Rose Young, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health