For the third year in a row, the IPRC received an extraordinary response to the call for applications for the Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Fellowship. We received 21 very strong applications from graduate students across 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.

Through the Fellowship, students 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 nine new fellows!

Master-level IVP Fellows:

Lee Doyle, School of Social Work and Gillings School of Global Public Health

Amy Sechrist, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences

Dianne Uwayo, Global Health Concentration in the Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health

 Doctoral-level IVP Fellows:

Caroline Chandler, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Hannabeth Franchino-Olsen, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Aliza Nedimyer, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Erika Redding, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Christine Schalkoff, Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Kristin Shiue, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health