Virginia Commonweatlh University
Injury & Violence Program
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WELCOME to VCU Trauma Center's Injury and Violence Prevention Program (IVPP)
IVPP is a mix of hospital- and community-based injury and violence prevention programs that provide multidisciplinary, collaborative, and evidence-based resources for the Richmond area and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Shining Knight Gala 2015

Shining Knight Gala 2015

Please join us for the seventh annual Shining Knight Gala to honor those who protect and save lives in Central Virginia.

Saturday, May 2, 6:00 pm | LEARN MORE
Short Pump Hilton, Richmond, VA

In gratitude to our 2015 corporate sponsors:

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Owens & Minor

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Why Didn't You Just Leave?
Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It's Never That Simple

Huffington Post photoAfter a video surfaced showing a pro-football player punching his wife, victims of domestic violence began sharing their stories. Melissa Jeltson from Huffington Post began a series of interviews featuring six women and their stories.

Lisette Johnson, a survivor of intimate partner violence, and who works with Project Empower and was one of the women who shared her experience.
> link to her story

Announcing The PTS Injury Prevention International Travel Scholarship:

The Injury Prevention Committee of the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) is pleased to announce in 2014 the availability of two travel award scholarships for the best research related to the field of injury prevention.

The scholarship is intended to support travel to the annual meeting of the Panamerican Trauma Society to allow the author(s) to present their work related to  injury prevention and/or violence control at  the XXVII Panamerican Trauma Congress  in November 11-14, 2014. Preference will be given to research describing interventional projects rather than simple descriptions of injury epidemiology.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Department of Surgery | Division of Acute Care Surgical Services
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Date Last Modified:  February 10, 2015
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