The Center for Trauma & Injury Prevention Research (CTIPR) provides opportunities for research at all levels, from undergraduates to medical students.

Current research programs are described below.

Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP) 

The Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP) is a clinical research program offered in conjunction with the UC Irvine Biological Sciences 199 research opportunities program at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Founded by Dr. Federico Vaca in 1997, EMRAP provides UC Irvine undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students the opportunity to contribute directly to research projects in the UC Irvine Medical Center Emergency Department and Level 1 trauma center through firsthand experience with patient interaction and close faculty mentorship from the School of Medicine.