Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center is located at 10 Columbus Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT

Education & Training

The Injury Prevention Center (IPC) at Connecticut Children’s provides internship opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate, medical and post-doctoral students. Several IPC staff are University of Connecticut School of Medicine faculty.

Graduate Course

Since 1993, IPC director Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH has instructed an academic course offered in the Graduate Program in Public Health at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine called “Injury and Violence Prevention.”

The Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship

The Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship provides female college students the opportunity to design an injury prevention project that fits with their unique interests or to participate in an existing injury prevention project at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Learn more about the Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship

Emergency Department/Injury Prevention Center Fellowship

The Connecticut Children’s Emergency Department (ED)/Injury Prevention Center (IPC) Fellowship provides college students with an opportunity to understand the inner workings of an emergency department and explore issues facing pediatric emergency care related to injury prevention. Learn more about the Emergency Department/Injury Prevention Fellowship

Student Mentorships

We mentor student interns interested in research, community outreach, and policy projects. Our interns come from high school, undergraduate, graduate, medical, post-graduate, and residency programs (pediatrics, emergency medicine, trauma/surgery).

In the 2014-15 academic year we mentored students from:

  • Glastonbury High School (2)
  • The Academy (Milford) (1)
  • Farmington High School (1)
  • University of Connecticut (2)
  • Wellesley College (1)
  • University of Hartford (1)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (1)
  • Boston College (1)
  • Central Connecticut State University (1)
  • Trinity College (1)
  • Cairo Medical School (1)
  • Fairfield University School of Nursing (1)
  • University of Connecticut, Graduate Program in Public Health (2)
  • University of Connecticut, School of Medicine (5)
  • University of Connecticut pediatric residency program (1)
  • University of Connecticut surgical residency program (1)

Safe Kids Conference

The annual, statewide Safe Kids Conference that provides community safety members and advocates an opportunity to learn state of the art injury prevention strategies and interventions.

Grand Rounds

The IPC hosts annual injury prevention Grand Rounds at Connecticut Children’s for community pediatric providers, faculty, residents, and students.

EPIC Educational Modules

Physicians and other pediatric health care providers are in a unique position to interact with families in children’s lives. EPIC is a program of the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) in collaboration with the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (CT-AAP) and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). EPIC is based on the academic detailing model that pharmaceutical companies use to educate physicians about new products.

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center partnered with EPIC to develop educational modules designed especially for pediatricians and family practices on the following topics:

  • Teen Driver Safety – Includes safety information and resources to help practices include teen driver safety counseling in their everyday practice.
  • Youth Suicide – Includes information and statistics on youth suicide, evidence-based screening materials, information on resources and services for prevention and treatment, and important instructions for follow-up care.
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