HIPRC’s Summer Research Training (INSIGHT) program for undergraduate, graduate, and first-year medical students is now offering a new free online extension program.

Registration is now closed for 2022. INSIGHT REACH is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), it is a continuation of our NIH-funded program that will connect students globally with a shared interest in Injury and Violence Prevention Research.

Offered for a limited time only once a year, the INSIGHT REACH Program is a free online extension of HIPRC’s undergraduate Summer Research Training Program.


  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Online
  • Dates: April 1- May 31, 2022
  • Course open to Undergraduate, Medical, and First-Year Medical Students
  • Asynchronous Curriculum
  • Registration Required- enrollment period: February 1 – March 6, 2022
  • Eight-week access to introductory Injury and Violence Prevention Research curriculum; Access to HIPRC Injury Prevention Education Modules and recorded materials; and previously recorded INSIGHT lectures.

Completion of the digital curriculum within four weeks’ timeline will result in a Certificate in Injury and Violence Prevention.

Additional opportunities availability to engage with INSIGHT Alumni mentors, Career Coach Mentors, and healthcare professionals.


This is a condensed introductory curriculum offered by our leading experts to provide a glimpse of Injury and Violence Prevention Research. We have created a four-week schedule, and you can expect to dedicate three hours a week to complete the program successfully.


Week 1 – Introduction to Injury and Violence Prevention

Week 2 – Introduction to Research Methodology within Injury and Violence Prevention

Week 3Clinical Application of Injury and Violence Prevention

Week 4Data to Policy – Research to Action

Registration is now closed for 2022.

Program Directors

Faculty Director – Monica Vavilala, MD HIPRC Director; INSIGHT Director; HIPRC Traumatic Brain Injury Section Lead; HIPRC Violence Prevention Section Interim Lead; Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health, School of Public Health, University of Washington.

Co Faculty Director – Marie Angele Theard, M.D. Neuroanesthesia Medical Director; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine; Oregon Health and Science University

Program Faculty

Chelsea Hicks Ph. D, MPH

Dr. Hicks is a T32 postdoctoral fellow at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center affiliated with the University of Washington under the mentorship of Drs. Fred Rivara and Monica Vavilala. Dr. Hicks obtained her Ph.D. and MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Her research interests include hazard events, injury and violence prevention, social vulnerabilities in communities, environmental justice, and health disparities.

Keith Hullenaar Ph. D, MS

Dr. Hullenaar is a T32 postdoctoral fellow at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center in the University of Washington, under the mentorship of Drs. Fred Rivara and Monica Vavilala. He obtained his Ph.D. in Criminology from Pennsylvania State University. His research investigates the intersection of violence and health, the correlates and consequences victims’ formal help-seeking (e.g., legal, medical, and social), and policing youth violence.


February 1, 2022

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No, you will have 30 days to complete the self-directed online program and assignments to receive the certificate. You will also have access up to 60 days to view all recorded materials in Mircosoft Teams and our YouTube channel.

Yes, if you complete the injury modules and lecture questionnaires

Yes, you will have limited opportunities to connect with classmates and faculty during scheduled zoom meetings.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer an extension period for this program

Yes, this program is open to– undergraduate, graduate, and medical students globally.

Yes, you will need to have Wi-Fi accessible to view HIPRC’s ZOOM access channel and the online platform.

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