Education and Training

The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) has a variety of education and training programs. By educating students from high school through post-graduate levels, as well as international scholars, CIRP’s programs generate global interest in injury prevention and train the future leaders in our field.

Student Opportunities

The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) offers various research opportunities for students interested in the injury prevention field. Each year, students from local high schools, college undergraduate and medical and public health students conduct research projects at CIRP.

The principal investigators at the Center for Injury Research and Policy also have joint appointments as faculty members at The Ohio State University. Our faculty and staff offer a number of different courses on injury topics to students in a variety of disciplines at the university.

Current offerings include:

  • Introduction in Injury Epidemiology (PUBH-EPI 714)
  • Injury Prevention: A Public Health Problem (PUBH-EPI 4432)

To learn more about a specific student mentorship or internship opportunity, visit the pages below:

A list of publications with student authors is available on our Student Publications page. 

For awards students have received for their research at CIRP, please visit our Student Awards page. 

Trainees for Child Injury Prevention (T4CIP) is a group of pediatric fellows, residents, and medical students from across the country committed to pediatric child injury prevention that develops outreach materials and strategies for one-day national advocacy campaigns. T4CIP is sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy in Columbus, Ohio, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Trainees and Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention and is supported, in part, by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

If you are a student interested in the research opportunities at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, email us at

Health Communication Internship & Media Trainings

Let the media experts at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital show you how to:

  • Work with the media and adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Pitch your story so it is newsworthy and attractive to a media outlet
  • Connect with the audience you want and create an outreach plan
  • Master your message and prepare for a media interview
  • Choose which social media channel(s) to use
  • Plan social media posts, create messaging, goals, and track engagement

The Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital typically hosts workshops for public health professionals each year. The workshop presenters have been featured in media outlets around the world and have created local and national outreach campaigns. Their expertise includes behind-the-scenes media planning, on-air interviews, working with reporters, and using social media for public health. For the latest on media trainings, please click here.

The Translational Research Team also offers an internship for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on the Health Communication and Health Promotion Internship/Practicum, please click here.

International Training Program in Injury Research

The International Program of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) seeks to decrease the burden of injury mortality and morbidity worldwide. Globally, 90% of the approximate 900,000 annual pediatric deaths due to injury occur in middle- and low-income countries. CIRP’s program has three components: visiting injury research scholars, international injury speakers and global collaborations.

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