Are you highly motivated, interested in safety and injury prevention, have experience or interest in data collection and analysis, and like to be active in your community? If so, contact Cara Hamann, our Training and Education Coordinator, to learn about student research and work opportunities available at the UI IPRC.
Learn more about some of our current students:
“The opportunity to learn about injury from a range of disciplines has been hugely beneficial in my education here at the University of Iowa and will ultimately improve the way I approach research in the future.”
Projects: Income differences in mother-child conversations about safety; Crash configurations of pedestrian motor-vehicle crashes in Iowa; Children’s joint action in road crossing; Mother-child conversations about safety while engaged in virtual road crossing; Gap acceptance in adults and children when crossing one- vs two-way roads with traffic; Mother-child conversations about safety when crossing traffic filled roads in children with and without ADHD.
“The multitude of research and training capabilities in the center and the track record of grooming excellent researchers in all domains of injury and violence prevention made UI’s IPRC very attractive to me. Currently, former graduate research assistants of the center are leading cutting edge research in Europe and Asia.”
Projects: Trauma registries in two major hospitals in The Gambia; Burn registry in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO); Carbon monoxide levels and cooking habits in households with burn victims in The Gambia
“The atmosphere at the IPRC is more collaborative and friendly than a typical student-faculty relationship. The faculty strives to provide financial support to their students through a variety of grants.”
Projects: To explore the potential of system dynamics for addressing teen crash risk, I’m developing a dynamic model of teen risky driving events that can be used for designing and evaluating intervention strategies. Using the same approach, I’m seeking to explain, anticipate and improve the rise of falls and related injuries in the older population.
“I have dealt with interesting, sometimes challenging, datasets stemming from different projects in the injury/violence prevention field and I got to use different statistical approaches to tackle various research questions. The work experience with IPRC is absolutely rewarding!”
Projects: Farm equipment project, bullying project, Prepkids project, pedestrian/biker crash project, DOT/DOC project
“It helped me connect my clinical practice with epidemiology, prevention strategies, occupational health and safety, research skills and knowledge. Being an IPRC student offers networking opportunities and long-term mentorship.”
Projects: Eye trauma register in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Prognostic factors and models for final visual acuity after an eye injury; Pediatric eye injuries in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Virtual reality and society of spectacle from the aspect of cyberbullying
“There are always different research avenues to explore, even if it isn’t where you were heading in the first place. Talking to people and allowing them to bounce around ideas with you is one of the best ways for questions to develop.”
Projects: Youth Football Injury Surveillance; Ivy League/ Big Ten Concussion Study
“I chose to study injury prevention at the University of Iowa because of the people at the IPRC. The IPRC staff and faculty have been so supportive of me throughout my academic career, allowing me to try new things and providing me with every opportunity that they could. I knew I would receive a valuable education inside and outside of the classroom here.”
Projects: PCORI project; Farm crash GIS project; PrepKids
“While working on the PCORI project, I have gained valuable hands on research experience. I have had the opportunity to complete a literature review, administer a motivational interviewing based training to parents, and to conduct follow-up with study participants.”
Projects: Student worker on the PCORI project, a comparative effectiveness study evaluating two approaches to improving psychosocial health outcomes among 300 traumatically injured children admitted to Iowa’s children’s hospitals.