Building Careers for Research in Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence: Early Career Scholar Interdisciplinary Training Program 

Child maltreatment (CM) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are significant public health concerns.  Better understanding of how to prevent and treat these complex issues requires application of knowledge from multiple disciplines along with the social sciences such as economics, neuroscience, clinical medicine, and public policy. Yet, little training in the foundational behavioral and social science key to CM and IPV work is available in such doctoral programs or residencies.  This exciting new opportunity for early career scholars is designed to help bridge this gap by providing a specialized training program to prepare scholars from disciplines without traditional access to CM and IPV research training to make contributions in these areas.

This project is funded by the National Institute of Child and Human Development (NICHD) and executed through a collaboration of CDC funded injury and violence prevention center scholars at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus in collaboration with the Colorado ICRC, Washington University and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. 
Application information can be found below.