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. 

If you are a student interested in the research opportunities at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, email us at CIRP.Info@NationwideChildrens.org

Media 101

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
  • How to make your message newsworthy
  • How to make your message attractive to a media outlet
  • How to connect with the audience you want
  • How to create an outreach plan

 This course will be offered again. Please contact Laura Dattner for more information and future dates.

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China Injury Research

This project seeks to develop the capacity of Chinese scholars to address agricultural injury prevention, as well as develop collaborative research on agricultural injuries between Chinese and U.S. investigators. In order to achieve this goal, short-term training of Chinese scholars in agricultural injury research is being conducted in both the United States and in agricultural regions of China. The specific aims of the training project are being achieved using a variety of training mechanisms designed for scientists who represent diverse academic disciplines.

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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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