CIRP was established in 1999 as the first center of emphasis in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. It is one of the 10 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers nationally and the only one focusing on injuries to children and adolescents. CIRP faculty members have academic appointments at The Ohio State University and receive research funding support from many federal and state agencies as well as foundations. CIRP researchers publish a new scientific article, on average, every 6 days.
Students will be provided work space, a computer, statistical software, and all other necessary tools for their work. They will work independently, but will have statistical, epidemiologic, computer data analysis, and other support from experts available at all times.