Injury Research Center Receives Grant from the National Institute on Aging
The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year $418,120 grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund a 12-week summer research training program, introducing ten medical students per year to the injury control field. The program will focus on the impact and outcomes of injury through the lifespan, especially improving safety, health, and quality of life for older individuals. The grant is from the NIH's National Institute on Aging.
Linda N. Meurer, MD, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine is a principal investigator for the grant that is titled, "Medical Student Training in Aging and Injury Research."
Injury and violence are a serious threat to the health and well-being of Americans ages 65 and older, a rapidly growing segment of the population.
A major goal of the program is to influence medical students to continue their careers in the field of injury control research by providing on-going support and strengthening their connection to the scientific community.