International Trauma and Injury Prevention Training and Research (ICTIRT)
Worldwide, injuries are the leading killer of people from age one through 45, and are a leading cause of disability for all ages. Motor vehicle crashes and numerous forms of violence are two of the leading causes of injury. This program seeks to facilitate the implementation of effective, multidisciplinary strategies for appropriate prevention approaches. Trainees from eligible participating Public Health Collaboration in South Eastern Europe* will develop skills to conduct research and teach in the area of injury prevention. Focus areas for study include violence prevention, motor vehicle safety, occupational injury prevention, fire safety, drowning prevention, agricultural injuries, traumatic injury from disasters, acute and trauma care, or pre-hospital care. Other injury interests will also be considered. The potential to receive continuing education credit or an academic degree are possible with further study.
Components of the ICTIRT Program
- Stampar School of Public Health in Zagreb, Croatia
- The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Training at the University of Iowa
The University of Iowa offers many resources for research in injury prevention, which include:
- An Injury Prevention Research Center funded for more than ten years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- A state-of-the-art Level I Trauma Center and Emergency Department
- Experts in multiple fields of injury prevention, including epidemiology, behavioral health, evaluation, engineering, and medicine, who study broad topics including violence prevention, motor vehicle safety, trauma and critical care, disaster management, fire safety, and occupational injury prevention.
In Country Activities
Qualified candidates should:
- Have a strong interest in research and/or teaching related to traumatic injury prevention.
- Be considered as an early- or mid-career professional.
- Have English speaking, reading, and writing skills in order to complete educational and research objectives.
Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter of interest to Kristina Venzke (firstname.lastname@example.org). CVs should give complete information as to educational background and experience.
The letter of interest should be no more than one or two pages in length, and should develop in your own words the reasons for your interest in this fellowship, and/or your future goals over the next 5-10 years. Outline your specific disciplinary interests. Please also list the names and contact information for two people who would be willing to support your candidacy with a letter of reference.
Questions about the training can be directed to Kristina Venzke.
*Current and Former Collaborative Countries include:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- FYRO Macedonia
- Serbia and Montenegro