The PIPER Program will focus on increasing the involvement of faculty and staff in research activities to advance the science and practice of injury and violence prevention and control. We will seek to identify scientists already involved in injury research and those who are interested in developing research on injury or expanding related work to encompass injury topics. In so doing, we will work to develop new collaborations among and link interested faculty with each other and with ideas, and funding opportunities. To the extent possible, we will work to help investigators find the research support they need to develop successful proposals and projects (e.g., pilot funding, mentoring of junior investigators through review of proposals, statistical support).
To support this goal, we have launched the Injury and Violence Research and Evaluation (IVRE) group, which is a monthly meeting of researchers focused on building collaborations. To learn more about IVRE or to join the group, email Sara Brandspigel at firstname.lastname@example.org