One of the principal objectives of the WVU ICRC is to advance scientific discovery in the field of injury prevention and control, including the identification and characterization of injury risks, and the development of new and effective injury prevention and control strategies. The Center has achieved substantial growth in the number of affiliated researchers, research funding and productivity. The WVU ICRC has engaged and mentored several other researchers who are already in the field, but are in the early stages of their academic careers. As a result, we have helped to successfully launch the injury control careers of several emerging investigators.
In implementing a vigorous research program, Center faculty members have been highly productive, as demonstrated by the exponential growth in our scholarly productivity. As shown by the WVU ICRC affiliate publications.
The Center’s research program has involved extensive collaborations with colleagues throughout the U.S. and internationally. These collaborations have led directly to new and expanded partnerships, including an entire new Center devoted to the study of Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan (PreVAiL).
Our 7 main injury topic areas: