Category Archive: Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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/

Oct 31 2013

IOM Report Examines Sports-Related Concussion in Youths

Yesterday, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council released an extensive report on sports-related concussions in children and teens that found helmets do not prevent concussions in youth athletes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/iom-report-examines-sports-related-concussion-youths/

Oct 25 2013

Nancy Kassam-Adams’ Work on Post-Traumatic Stress Featured in NYT Blog

Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD, of the Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), was featured in a recent New York Times Blog Post focusing on post-traumatic stress in children and parents after the child’s sustained an injury.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/dr-nancy-kassam-adams-work-post-traumatic-stress-featured-nyt-blog/

Sep 17 2013

Student’s English Channel Swim Supports Violence Intervention

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) recently shared the amazing story of a student who swam across the English Channel to benefit CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/students-english-channel-swim-supports-violence-intervention/

Aug 20 2013

‘Perfect Storm’ May Be at Play in ADHD, Teen Driving

There is convincing evidence that individuals – including teens – with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at heightened risk for unsafe driving behaviors.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/perfect-storm-may-be-at-play-in-adhd-teen-driving/

Aug 01 2013

Obamacare, Wider Health Insurance Access Could Lead to Pediatric Patient Influx

Signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — popularly known as “Obamacare” — contains a number of provisions designed to expand health insurance coverage.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/obamacare-wider-health-insurance-access-could-lead-to-pediatric-patient-influx/

Jul 09 2013

CHOP Recruits Hockey Teams to Help Study Concussions

What really goes on in the heads of teenagers? Generations of parents have asked that question, but researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP are studying one important aspect of it literally: What happens when a teenager gets a concussion?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/the-forces-at-play-concussions/

Jul 01 2013

Highlighting CHOP Research’s Commitment to Education

As one of the premier pediatric research institutions in the country, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has long been committed to education and to training the next generation of pediatric pioneers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/highlighting-chop-researchs-commitment-to-education/

Jun 17 2013

Twitter Chatting About Teen Summer Safety

For many teens, summer is just getting underway. But increased time spent outdoors also comes with increased safety concerns: Sun exposure, swimming, biking, and hiking can all increase the risk of various adolescent injuries.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/twitter-chatting-about-teen-summer-safety/

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