The Sacramento Bee - The West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) has just been awarded a five-year grant totaling $4.1 million to continue as one of 11 such federally funded centers of excellence for injury prevention research, education and outreach in the nation, according to the funding agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"We are very honored and excited to receive this generous funding from CDC," Jeff Coben, M.D., WVU ICRC director, said. "The level of competition for these awards was very high and we are deeply appreciative of the many partners and collaborators who participated in our application."

The WVU ICRC was cited by CDC reviewers and officials both for its outstanding contribution to the advancement of injury prevention during the past five-year funding period and for its innovative proposal for 2012 and beyond.