Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center

John Lundell

Established in 1990, the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Center (IPRC) aims to use interdisciplinary research to control and prevent injuries, especially in rural communities.  The center's activities constitute a broad multidisciplinary and collaborative program in research, training and outreach.  The IPRC has grown to include 66 researchers from twenty-three departments in five colleges, as well as a wide network of community and government collaborators.  Six expert research teams are organized around priority research topics; rural acute care; global injury and violence, and sports and recreational injury prevention.  Teams promote the growth of research within their topic ideas by linking researchers to IPRC core services, mentoring students and junior faculty, and engaging with community partners.