The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory

In Georgia, over 40,000 people (one every 15 minutes) are injured severely enough to be hospitalized annually. The effect of injury on our local community is alarming, costing lives, wellbeing, and billions of dollars. The Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (formerly known as the Emory Center for Injury Control) is a collaborative, multi-institution that resides at the intersection of Marcus Trauma Center, Grady Health System and Emory Emergency Medicine.

As a part of a national injury prevention research effort, IPRCE seeks to mitigate the staggering impact of injury in our community. Using a data-driven approach, the Center will address the most significant injury concerns in Georgia and Atlanta. As a result, IPRCE has developed five task forces for each target areas to which it will mobilize resources: 1.) Transportation Safety, 2.) Drug Safety, 3.) Violence, 4.) Falls, and 5.) TBI and Concussion. Through task force collaboration with the Marcus trauma center, Grady Health System, Georgia Department of Health, Emory University, regional academic institutions, statewide organizations, industry partners, philanthropists, and community stakeholders, the Center aims to make our community a better, safer place to live.

Featured Task Force Members of the Month

December 1, 2017 9:30AM

Quarterly Meeting

Faculty Office Building, room 101 (Grady campus)

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December 5, 2017 9:00am

Falls Prevention Task Force Meeting

Faculty Office Building, room 103 (Grady campus)

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December 6, 2017 11:30 AM

Transportation Safety Task Force Meeting

Steiner Building, room 122 (Grady campus)

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December 7, 2017 1:30pm

TBI Task Force Meeting

Faculty Office Building, room 101

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December 20, 2017 3:30pm

Violence Prevention Task Force Meeting (tentative)

Faculty Office Building, room 124 (Grady campus)

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January 10, 2018 1:30 PM

Drug Safety Task Force Meeting

Faculty Office Building, room 123 (Grady campus)

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Maneesha and Sofia

Dr. Maneesha Agarwal (left) of the Drug Safety task force and Dr. Sofia Chaudhary (right) of the Falls Prevention task force presented "Pediatric Falls Ages 0-4: Understanding Demographics, Mechanisms, and Injury Severities" at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference in Chicago

Sharon Nieb

Dr. Sharon Nieb (IPRCE Associate Program Director) presented "Investigating Pediatric Falls: Ages 0-4 in Georgia" at the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan