Education & Training

The Injury Prevention Center has consulted on several state and nationwide advisory boards and provides ongoing education and various training opportunities for students and community healthcare providers.

  • The "Injury and Violence Prevention” course is offered as part of the Public Health graduate program at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. The class is taught by Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH, director, Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s.
  • In collaboration with the University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University and Trinity College, the Injury Prevention Center staff act as advisors and a resource for students engaged in internships, research, theses and practicum projects. Students may be undergraduate, graduate, medical, post-graduate and residents (pediatrics and general surgery).
  • Connecticut Children’s hosts its annual, statewide Safe Kids conference, providing community safety advocates with a way to learn more about injury prevention and interventions.
  • Community pediatric providers, faculty, residents and students benefit from Connecticut Children’s injury prevention Grand Rounds.
  • The Teen Driver Safety Module developed by the Injury Prevention Center for EPIC is used across Connecticut to educate pediatricians and family physicians about safe driving practices for teens.