The objective of the CICRC Research Core is to conduct high quality research on topics of importance to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, and biomechanics.
The CICRC has had a core of research projects that have been supported for a period of 3 to 5 years. The projects have addresses a wide range of injury topics including; drug use and risky behavior among rural youth, laboratory based research on survival of sensory and motor neurons after injury, motor vehicle mortality in rural and urban areas, rehabilitation care for individuals suffering traumatic brain injuries, risk communication for injuries, community based traumatic brain injury prevention, reduction of driving anger, laboratory based research on protective factors against brain injury, injury among disabled individuals, and development of a registry of alcohol-impaired drivers.
A description of the funded research projects:
The CICRC has supported a pilot research program since 2001. The objective of the program is to attract new investigators to injury related research, to provide a source of funds for graduate student research projects in injury under the direction of a faculty advisor and to provide an opportunity to develop new research directions in acute care, rehabilitation, prevention, or biomechanics.
A description of the funded pilot research programs: