The University of Michigan Injury Center was formed in 2010—a union of two former research centers: CIPY (Center for Injury Prevention among Youth) and the IRC (Injury Research Center). Recognizing that the two groups shared a similar mission, Directors Jean Shope (CIPY) and Rebecca Cunningham(IRC) combined the two entities to form the new Injury Center.
In 2012, the Center was honored to be designated as an Injury Control Research Center by the Centers of Disease Control. As one of only 11 centers nationwide, the University of Michigan Injury Center will provide robust education, outreach, policy training, and evidence-based research findings to prevent and treat injury. The Center brings together expert faculty from many different disciplines under a single umbrella to amass knowledge and to provide a means to address the nation’s and region’s diverse injury prevention needs.