ICORD PI Dr. Peter Cripton has been elected to the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) for a five year term. The IRCOBI mission is to educate and provide an academic forum for the dissemination of best practices and research on injury causes and prevention; it is the top international research organization in the field of Injury Biomechanics.
Dr. Cripton, who is a professor in the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering and an associate director of the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering, has attended the annual IRCOBI conference for many years, and his students have presented their research there.
“My students and I have benefited greatly from our interactions at the IRCOBI meeting and through our interactions with the IRCOBI council. Since my group has benefited so much from our participation in the organization, it felt natural to want to give back to the injury biomechanics community by offering to join the council. I am humbled and honoured by my election to the Council as I consider it to be the top research organization in the field of injury biomechanics.”
“The IRCOBI Mission is to educate and provide an academic forum for the dissemination of best practices and research on injury causation and protective systems. I am hopeful that, through my work in the council, I can contribute to this very worthwhile mission by supporting and promoting high-quality injury biomechanics and injury prevention research, both at the IRCOBI conference and in many other venues. Through this work I hope to help increase the reach and impact of this important field internationally.”