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UNC IPRC celebrates 25th anniversary; CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control celebrates 20th anniversary.
This year marks a significant milestone for the field of injury and violence prevention, as the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) celebrates 20 years of service and dedication to saving lives and protecting people from injuries and violence. For the past 20 years, the NCIPC has been critical to setting injury prevention goals and moving the field forward.
This year also marks the 25th
anniversary of the UNC IPRC, which was founded in 1987 by Drs. Patricia Waller and Carol Runyan. In 25 years, the IPRC has grown from a small start-up center into a large and mature center that has a positive influence on the state, the region, and the nation.
How can the UNC IPRC can be 25 when the NCIPC is 20 years old? The answer: The CDC began providing center funding before the NCIPC was established.
These twin celebrations represent not only the accomplishments of the NCIPC and UNC IPRC, but also a commemoration of the work of the field of injury and violence prevention. We will be hosting numerous events in 2012 to mark these two anniversaries.