One-fourth of winners of national early career scholar training program choose MCW mentors
Program aimed at helping young scholars launch research projects in the areas of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence
July 11, 2012 College News - Four out of 15 national finalists selected for an early career development award in the areas of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence chose MCW faculty as their project mentors. As part of the program, all four recently visited the Medical College to meet with their mentors.
The program, Building Careers for Research in Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence: Early Career Scholar Interdisciplinary Training Program, is designed to help early career scholars successfully prepare a competitive multidisciplinary research proposal through access to training, mentoring and proposal critique from senior investigators.
The program is funded by a resource grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. It is being executed through a collaboration of injury and violence prevention scholars at the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention at Washington University in St. Louis, the Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus, and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Prevention.
The four award winners who selected MCW faculty mentors for their projects are listed below, followed by the MCW faculty members they chose. Each scholar’s name links to additional information on their project.
Danielle Davidov, PhD, from West Virginia University (Mary Beth Phelan, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine)
Laura Napolitano, PhD, from the University of Chicago (Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Injury Research Center)
Megan E. Shanahan, PhD, from the Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina (Lynn Sheets, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Child Advocacy and Protection)
Timothy Eric Spiegel, MD, from Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis Children’s Hospital (L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine)