Category Archive: Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Apr 09 2014

Evaluating How Peer Passengers Affect Teen Drivers

The work of Children’s Hospital’s Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE, scientific director of CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), figured prominently in a recently published Atlantic article on teen drivers and distracted driving.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/evaluating-peer-passengers-affect-teen-drivers/

Mar 04 2014

CHOP Neuroscientist Advocates for Federal Concussion Support

In an example of how many CHOP researchers’ work isn’t confined to the laboratory, Children’s Hospital Neuroscientist Akiva S. Cohen, PhD, recently traveled to Washington, DC to discuss concussion treatment strategies and to advocate for increased federal support for concussion research.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-neuroscientist-advocates-federal-concussion-support/

Feb 04 2014

Center for Injury Research and Prevention Launches Child Safety Blog for Parents

A series of blog posts on driving safety for teens grabbed the attention of editors at the Philadelphia Inquirer’s online news source Philly.com and gave researchers at CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) a new opportunity to highlight their work and provide valuable information to Philadelphia families.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/center-injury-research-prevention-launches-child-safety-blog-parents/

Jan 30 2014

CHOP Researcher Sets Goals as New ISTSS President

Reaching out across the globe to advance traumatic stress research and practice is a top goal that CHOP’s Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD plans to accomplish as the new president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-researcher-sets-goals-new-istss-president/

Jan 23 2014

Success Seen in New Bullying Prevention Program

Since September, a Children’s Hospital team composed of researchers and educational facilitators has been working with 4th and 5th grade students and their teachers from Childs Elementary School (located in South Philadelphia’s Point Breeze section) on a classroom-based anti-bullying program.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/success-seen-new-bullying-prevention-program/

Jan 03 2014

Putting Solid Science Behind Digital Health Interventions

The Internet and mobile technology have prompted a new generation of digital health interventions that leverage websites and mobile apps to promote positive health behavior change.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/putting-solid-science-behind-digital-health-interventions/

Dec 14 2013

One Year After Sandy Hook

A year ago, the nation — and indeed the world — was shocked by the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT., that claimed the lives of 26 people, 20 of whom were children.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/one-year-sandy-hook/

Nov 25 2013

CHOP Study Shows Severely Injured Children Need Continued Care After Rehabilitation

Most severely injured children experience improved cognitive function while they are in inpatient rehabilitation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-study-shows-severely-injured-children-need-continued-care-rehabilitation/

Nov 14 2013

Trade Mission to Israel Leads to Pediatric Research Agreement

A recent trade mission to Israel led by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter has led to a new research agreement between CHOP, Drexel University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/trade-mission-israel-leads-pediatric-research-agreement/

Nov 13 2013

“Situation Awareness” and Safe Driving

Dr. Winston, who is the scientific director and founder of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, notes that in order to drive safely, drivers must show “situation awareness” and be “ready for the unexpected.”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/situation-awareness-safe-driving/

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