Recent HSRC announcements

HSRC to lead NCDOT Center of Excellence in Advanced Transportation Technology, focus on safety and policy
(December 17, 2019) HSRC has been selected to lead a new NC Transportation Center of Excellence in Advanced Technology Safety and Policy (NC TSAP), a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) research grant for approximately $999,000 over three years.

HSRC Researcher Named 2019 Science Policy Fellow for Major Human Factors Association
(October 29, 2019) Michael Clamann, Ph.D., Senior Human Factors Engineer, has been selected as a 2019 Science Policy Fellow for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

NC Deer-related Crashes Increase in the Fall
(October 22, 2019) North Carolina motor vehicle crashes involving deer typically peak during the fall months, and the state’s most recent crash data indicate that trend continued in 2018.

2019 HSRC Scholarship Awarded to East Carolina University Student Pursuing Occupational Therapy Degree
(September 6, 2019) The UNC Highway Safety Research Center is pleased to award the 2019 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship to Juliette Leonardo. Leonardo is pursuing a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at East Carolina University’s College of Allied Health Sciences.

New to the Road Safety Field? Apply Now for HSRC’s Free Course on Road Safety Fundamentals
(August 28, 2019) Join transportation professionals from across the country for an in-depth study of the fundamentals of road safety. Presented by the Road Safety Academy of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, Road Safety 101 is a free online course designed for individuals new to transportation-related fields.

HSRC researchers earn two TRB awards for one paper, 2019 Waller Award and Outstanding Paper Award
(August 27, 2019) Four UNC Highway Safety Research Center researchers earned two Transportation Research Board honors for one paper, the prestigious 2019 Patricia F. Waller Award and the 2019 Outstanding Paper Award from the Standing Committee on Pedestrians (ANF10). 

UNC Highway Safety Research Center now accepting applications for $1,000 scholarship
(Febuary 25, 2019) The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2019 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship.

Human factors psychologist to be this year’s Waller Lecture keynote speaker
(January 24, 2019) Emanuel Robinson, Ph.D., a senior research scientist in the Transportation and Safety Research Group at Westat in Rockville, MD, will be this year’s keynote speaker for the Patricia F. Waller Lecture.

NC Deer-related Crashes Increase in the Fall
(November 8, 2018)  Motor vehicle crashes involving deer typically peak during the fall months in North Carolina, and the state’s most recent crash data indicate that trend continued in 2017.

Dr. Randa Radwan Named Director of UNC Highway Safety Research Center
(October 30, 2018)  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce that Randa Radwan, Ph.D., has been named the new director of the Highway Safety Research Center.

2018 HSRC Scholarship Awarded to UNC Chapel Hill Student Pursuing Joint Public Health and City and Regional Planning Degree
(July 9, 2018) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Highway Safety Research Center announced today the recipient of the 2018 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship as Kaitlin Heatwole.

UNC Highway Safety Research Center seeking applications for 2018 scholarship
(January 31, 2018) — The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2018 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship.

Apply Now for HSRC’s Free Course on Road Safety Fundamentals
(January  3, 2018) —
Join transportation professionals from across the country for an in-depth study of the fundamentals of road safety.

Three HSRC Researchers Awarded Top NC Civilian Honors
(December  21, 2017) —
The Governor of North Carolina awarded three of the state’s highest civilian honors to UNC Highway Safety Research Center researchers: Bill Hall and Rob Foss and HSRC Director David Harkey.

UNC Begins Search for HSRC Director
(Dec. 11, 2017) – The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Director of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC).

Deer-related Crashes in NC Increase in the Fall
(November 1, 2017) —
Motor vehicle crashes involving deer typically peak during the fall months in North Carolina, and the state’s most recent crash data indicate that trend continued in 2016.

Course on Road Safety Fundamentals – Now Accepting Applications
(August 21, 2017) —
Join transportation professionals from across the country for an in-depth study of the fundamentals of road safety.

Two UNC Chapel Hill Public Administration Students Receive 2017 HSRC Scholarship
(July 19, 2017) —
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Highway Safety Research Center announced today two recipients of the 2017 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship, Jonathan Holt and Detective Justin Stirewalt.

Spring Course on Road Safety Fundamentals – Now Accepting Applications
(March 9, 2017) —
Join transportation professionals from across the country for an in-depth study of the fundamentals of road safety.

UNC Highway Safety Research Center seeking applications for 2017 scholarship
(Jan. 31, 2017) — The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2017 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship.

Apply Now – Introductory Course on Road Safety Fundamentals
(Jan. 9, 2017) —
Join transportation professionals from across the country for an in-depth study of the fundamentals of road safety.

Carolina to Lead One of Five National Transportation Centers, Focus on Road Safety
Up to $15 million in funding for new center that will build upon successes in reducing vehicular fatalities and injuries (Dec. 5, 2016) —
UNC-Chapel Hill has been selected to run a National University Transportation Center funded by the US Department of Transportation.

Deer-related Crashes in NC Increase in the Fall
Advice for drivers: Buckle up, slow down and look out for deer (Oct. 25, 2016) — Motor vehicle crashes involving deer typically peak during the fall months in North Carolina, and the state’s most recent crash data indicate that trend continued in 2015.

UNC Highway Safety Research Center Awarded Five-Year $3.1M Contract for Federal Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Clearinghouse (Oct. 3, 2016) ─ UNC-Chapel Hill will continue its work as a national leader in pedestrian and bicyclist safety. HSRC has been selected to administer the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC).

North Carolina State University student receives 2016 HSRC scholarship (Aug. 15, 2016) ─ The winner of the 2016 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship is Yulin Deng.

HSRC Seeking Applications for $1,000 Scholarship (Feb. 3, 2016) —The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) announced today it is accepting applications for the 2016 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship.

Fall Months are Most Dangerous for Deer-related Crashes in NC (Oct. 19, 2015) — Motor vehicle crashes involving deer historically peak during the fall months in North Carolina, and the state’s most recent crash data shows no exception to that rule.

North Carolina State University Student Awarded HSRC Scholarship (Sept. 16, 2015) — The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) announced today the winner of the 2015 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship — Hallie Clark.

HSRC Releases 2014 Annual Report (March 16, 2015) — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) today announced the release of its 2014 Annual Report.

Leading Suicide Prevention Researcher to Deliver 2015 Waller Lecture at UNC (March 13, 2015) — Eric Caine, M.D., director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will present this year’s Patricia F. Waller Lecture at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

HSRC Seeking Applications for $1,000 Scholarship (Feb. 6, 2015) —The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) announced today it is accepting applications for the 2015 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship.