Runyan Wins First Home Safety Research Award
|June 12, 2006|
Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD
, Director of UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), has received the Home Safety Council’s inaugural Home Safety Research Award in recognition of IPRC’s outstanding collaborative work with the Council since 2001. Runyan was honored at the second annual Salute to Home Safety awards dinner on June 8, 2006, in Washington, DC.Through national programs, partnerships and volunteer support, the nonprofit Home Safety Council works to prevent home-related injuries by educating the public about safe practices. In 2002 and 2004, the organization sponsored publication of The State of Home Safety in America, a report that examines home injuries, a phenomenon that results in more than 18,000 deaths, 21 million medical visits and $222 billion dollars in medical care each year.
Runyan, a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education and Professor of Pediatrics in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine, co-edited the report and served as principal investigator.
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