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HSRC awards annual scholarship

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center awarded its annual scholarship in July to Chava Kronenberg, a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill studying in the Department of City and Regional Planning, with a concentration in transportation.

The $1,000 scholarship was available to a full-time graduate student with a career goal emphasis on transportation safety and who will be enrolled in 2007 at any of the 16 University of North Carolina system campuses.

Candidates were evaluated on academic performance, career goals, extracurricular and professional activities, work experience and a 1,000-word essay on a current highway safety issue.

Ms. Kronenburg recently completed a summer internship at Kittelson and Associates, Inc. in their Portland, Oregon, office. She plans to graduate in 2008.

1st Safe Routes to School National Conference in Michigan

The National Center for Safe Routes to School, housed within the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, is proud to present the 1st Safe Routes to School National Conference: Creating, Building and Sustaining Momentum. The conference will be held November 5-7, 2007, in Dearborn, Michigan, and is co-presented with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and hosted by the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

A number of HSRC staff will be presenting at the Conference on topics such as Safe Routes to School training, establishing Safe Routes to School programs for older children, working with the media for local program exposure and various other themes.

In addition to support for the conference, the National Center for Safe Routes to School will also be providing $10,000 in stipend funding for representatives of local Safe Routes to School programs who needed travel assistance to attend the conference.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit www.saferoutesmichigan.org/nationalconference.htm.

Annual Patricia F. Waller Lecture to take place September 17

The annual Patricia F. Waller Lecture will be held at 4 PM September 17, 2007, at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A reception follows.

The lecture will feature Dr. Russell T. Jones, a Professor of Psychology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Jones is a clinical psychologist who specializes in clinical child psychology, community psychology, and issues related to disaster and terrorism. Dr. Jones will be presenting on the psychosocial consequences of Hurricane Katrina.

For more information on the lecture, please contact Karen Demby at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center at 919-843-3530, or visit www.iprc.unc.edu/waller.shtml

The Waller Lecture is an annual lecture in memory of Patricia F. Waller, PhD, an innovative pioneer in injury control and founder of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (UNC IPRC). This lecture is sponsored by the UNC IPRC in collaboration with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and the UNC-CH Department of Psychology.

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