Injury Center Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

CE05-099E – Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Developmental Injury Prevention Research Center/Congressional Project

Initial Fiscal Year: 2005
Program: ERPO
FOA Number: CE05-099E
FOA Title: Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Developmental Injury Prevention Research Center/Congressional Project


The purpose of the program is to establish a developmental center for injury prevention research. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus area(s) of Injury and Violence Prevention.

Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with one (or more) of the following performance goal(s) for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control:
1. Increase the capacity of injury prevention and control programs to address the prevention of injuries and violence.
2. Monitor and detect fatal and non-fatal injuries.
3. Conduct a targeted program of research to reduce injury-related death and disability.

Program Description

Applicant must develop a plan to acquire the level of expertise to carry out the following program requirements.

1. Applicants must demonstrate expertise and experience in conducting and publishing injury research in at least one of the three phases of injury control (prevention, acute care, or rehabilitation) and are encouraged to be comprehensive.
2. Applicants must document ongoing injury control-related research projects and activities currently supported by other sources of funding.
3. Applicants must provide a director (Principal Investigator) who has specific authority and responsibility to carry out the project. The director must report to an appropriate institutional official, e.g., dean of a school, vice president of a university, or commissioner of health. The director must have no less than thirty percent effort devoted solely to this project with an anticipated range of thirty percent to fifty percent.
4. Applicants must provide evidence of working relationships, including consultation and technical assistance, with outside agencies and other entities in the region in which the ICRC is located which will allow for implementation and evaluation of any proposed intervention activities.
5. Applicants must provide evidence of involvement of specialists or experts in medicine, biomechanics and other engineering, epidemiology, law and criminal justice, behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, and public health as needed to complete the plans of the center. These are considered the disciplines and fields for ICRCs.
6. Applicants must have established curricula and graduate training programs in disciplines relevant to injury control (see item 5.above.).
7. Applicants must disseminate injury control research findings, translate them into interventions (i.e., programs or policies), and evaluate their effectiveness.

Awarded Project

Project Name: Oklahoma University Developmental Center for Injury Prevention Research
Grant Number: 1-R49-CE000788-01
Project Period: 8/1/05-7/31/06