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New U-M Injury Center strengthens capacity in injury research

December 8, 2010

A new University of Michigan Injury Center has grown out of efforts at the U-M School of Public Health, Medical School, and UMTRI.

The former U-M Center for the Prevention of Injury among Youth and the U-M Medical School's Injury Research Center have merged in order to build and strengthen capacity at the University of Michigan in injury research. The Injury Center will develop innovative methods, programs, and policies to prevent injuries and violence through research, education, and outreach.

The Center faculty's core research strengths currently focus on injury-related interventions, especially those utilizing computer- and media-based technology, in the areas of transportation, violence, and adolescents/young adults. Other areas of injury are of interest for future work.

The Center is also pleased to announce a request for pilot study research applications related to innovative approaches to decrease the burden of injury. The Injury Center anticipates funding up to six one-year proposals, with a maximum of $25,000 per award. For more information, see U-M Injury Center Pilot Study Awards.