Summer Scholarship Program


Each year, IPRCE accepts applications for a summer-long (June – August) student scholarship to assist and train students in injury prevention and control. The scholarship is designed to recognize, assist and train students working on research or practice-based projects in either unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention. Projects may be related to: surveillance, risk factor identification, intervention development, evaluation or dissemination. Projects related to the development or use of theory in injury prevention also are acceptable. Specific criteria include the following:

  • Research Proposals should include: problem identification and/or rationale for the project; theoretical or conceptual basis; population of interest; research design and methodology; plans for data collection and analysis; contribution to knowledge in injury prevention.
  • Practice-based Proposals should include: problem identification and/or rationale for the project; theoretical or conceptual basis or related findings from a needs assessment; population served; practice design; cultural competency of materials; plans for implementation, evaluation and dissemination; intended contribution to the field of injury prevention.

Scholarship Presentation

Each year scholarship recipients are required to present their completed study at an IPRCE quarterly meeting.  This provides the scholars experience presenting to a professional and scientific audience and also provides opportunities for IPRCE stakeholders to connect with students for future opportunities.

Summer 2017 Recipient

  • Kathleen Krause, Emory University
    Understanding disclosure of sexual violence among college women

Summer 2016 Recipients

  • Monica Garcia, Emory University
    Barriers to Effective Intimate Partner Violence Homicide Prevention in Georgia
  • Natalia Truszczynski, MPH, University of Georgia
    Victimized by an Unintentional Hurt:  Micro-Aggressions in the LGBT Community

Summer 2015 Recipients

  • Laure T. Coleman, MPH, CHES, University of Georgia
    Identification and Reporting of Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors: The Role of Health Care Workers 
  • Casey D. Hall, MPH, Emory University
    Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Among Bisexual Men and Women, Biphobia and Social Isolation:  A Qualitative Examination
  • Rebecca Hollenbach, Emory University
    A Process Evaluation of the Northwest Network's Relationships Skills Class
  • Mary Spencer-Cain, M.S., Georgia State University
    The Effects of a 4-week Rehabilitation Program in Those Suffering From Chronic Ankle Instability:  A Randomized Control Trial