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Become an ICRC Affiliate

West Virginia University’s Injury Control Research Center (WVU-ICRC) invites all individuals interested in injury prevention research, education or practice to join our Center as an Affiliate member. We believe strongly in the power of collaboration, and we value the additional depth and breadth of expertise that can be provided through active and engaged partnerships. We offer three different types of affiliations--faculty, student, and community member (see below).

The mission of the WVU-ICRC is to advance the science and practice of injury prevention and control through research, education, outreach and service. The Center is one of only eleven centers in the United States currently designated as a CDC-supported Injury Control Research Center, and has received generous support from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control since 2004. As a comprehensive ICRC, the Center’s overarching aims are to: 1) advance scientific discovery in injury prevention and control; 2) improve capacity of the injury field; 3) increase public awareness of the injury problem; and 4) strengthen injury prevention and control programs and policies. As a CDC-supported ICRC, we strive to maintain a comprehensive injury research portfolio. The research we conduct and support is intended to address national priorities for injury control while simultaneously emphasizing topics that are most relevant to West Virginia and the surrounding Appalachian region.

Three types of affiliation:

1. Faculty Affiliates: open to any individual holding a faculty appointment in an academic organization, or holding a similar appointment in a governmental or non-governmental agency. For a description of current WVU-ICRC Faculty Affiliates please see: Faculty & Staff. If you are currently a Faculty Affiliate who would like to continue your affiliation, or you are interested in establishing a new faculty affiliation, please click here. You will be taken to another page with more specific details describing the benefits and responsibilities of faculty affiliations.

2. Student Affiliates: the ICRC wishes to extend Student Affiliate status to current students within the School of Public Health, as well as students in other schools, colleges, and centers across WVU or in other regional institutions, who are enrolled in, or considering enrolling in injury-related courses or programs. Students not enrolled in injury prevention courses or programs may also become Student Affiliates if they have an interest in injury prevention research, practice, and/or policy issues. If you are interested in establishing a student affiliation, please click here. You will be taken to another page with more specific details describing the benefits and responsibilities of student affiliations.

3. Community Affiliates: community members or community-based organizations interested in injury prevention research, practice, policy, or specific injury topic areas are invited to become community affiliates. If you are interested in establishing a community affiliation, please click here. You will be taken to another page with more specific details describing the benefits and responsibilities of community affiliations.