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Funded Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs)

Medical College of Wisconsin

Stephen W. Hargarten, MD, MPH
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Injury Research Center
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-805-6453
Fax: 414-805-6464


Injury presents a lifelong hazard of premature death and disability. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has established a comprehensive IRC to address the burden of injury in the Great Lakes Region of the Midwest. The Center integrates all phases of injury control, across the spectrum of age groups, utilizing a multi-disciplinary group of nationally recognized injury control scientists. The location of the IRC, in a medical school whose faculty direct trauma programs at CHW and at FMLH, has led to outstanding clinical, educational and research accomplishments in the acute care of injuries. The vision for this center is Acute Care: Informing Comprehensive Injury Control.

The specific aims of the Center reflect a heavy emphasis on research with important core programs to support research, educational, public policy and service goals:

  • conduct multi-disciplinary research on prevention, acute care and rehabilitation;
  • develop an administrative core which provides direction, support, and a mechanism for evaluation;
  • serve as a resource for injury control;
  • facilitate multi-disciplinary education and training in injury prevention and control.

Research projects sponsored by the IRC at MCW will address important injury problems and cover all phases of injury control.