One of the PIPER Program's primary goals is to conduct cutting edge research on injury and violence issues to further our mission of driving evidence-based practice through discovery, translation and workforce development. Descriptions of current and past projects are included here to provide an introduction to the work being conducted by our faculty and program. These projects are organized by injury intentionality and subject area.
The PIPER Program also includes a 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 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 work to develop new collaborations among and link interested faculty with each other and with ideas, and funding opportunities. To the extent possible, we 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