HIPRC Violence Prevention Section Lead Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, M.D., incoming Research Scientist and Epidemiologist Brianna Mills, Ph.D., and Graduate Research Assistant Vivian Lyons have been awarded scholarships to attend the National Violent Death Reporting System and Other Violence Surveillance Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, June 27-28.
The National Violent Death Reporting System, or NVDRS, was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2002. The system tracks data on violent deaths in 40 states, including Washington state, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The CDC’s goal is that the data will help improve understanding and prevention of violent death.
The scholarships are supported by the Safe States Alliance and the CDC. The Safe States Alliance is a national non-profit that strives to strengthen injury and violence prevention.