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Announcing Fall 2021 Injury and Violence Prevention Student Research Grant Recipients

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The Injury and Violence Prevention Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2021 Injury and Violence Prevention Student Research Grants. The one-year grant awards, in the amount of $1,500 per student, were selected by a panel of center faculty from a dozen applications submitted by students from various disciplines and schools.

Picture of Kenzie CampbellKenzie Campbell

Project: Suicide Among Adolescent Girls: The Role of Mattering as a Mediator Variable 

Kenzie Campbell is pursuing a Masters in Public Health at Boise State University. The award will support her work in researching potential mediators for suicide prevention in adolescent girls. Kenzie currently works as an advocate at a mental health and domestic violence support agency and hopes to use her research and education to work towards developing equitable prevention programs in her community. She is mentored by Megan L. Smith, PhD of Boise State University.

photo of Kate SmilliganKatherine Smulligan

Project: Predictors of Lower Extremity Injury Risk Following Sport-Related Concussion

Kate Smulligan is a Physical Therapist and is currently pursuing a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Colorado. This award will support her work investigating individual level predictors of subsequent injury following concussion, specifically socioeconomic status and cervical spine function. Kate's primary mentor is David Howell, PhD, in the University of Colorado Department of Orthopedics.

Picture of Dorothy StearnsDorothy Stearns

Project: Homicide-Suicide in the United States: A Deep Understanding of the Mental and Behavioral Health of Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Homicides

Dorothy Stearns is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences and a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health. Previously, she briefly worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Research Epidemiologist. During medical school, she has been heavily involved with social justice advocacy on campus and serves as the Medical Student Council Executive President. Currently, she is working with Dr. Catherine G. Velopulos on several research projects that explore public health disparities in care and trauma-related health outcomes.