Tag Archive: driving safety

Sep 26 2018

Looking Back on the Partners for Child Passenger Safety Program

In 1997, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia partnered with State Farm Insurance, one of the largest automobile insurance companies in the U.S., to create the nation’s first large-scale, child-focused crash surveillance system. Over the next 10 years, the Partners for Child Passenger Safety Program (PCPS) studied more than 875,000 children involved in 600,000 car crashes, conducted 33,000 in-depth interviews, and analyzed over 800 on-site investigations. By its close in 2007, the world’s largest study of children in crashes had produced a robust set of recommendations based on hard data and backed by scientific expertise that would shape and advance legislation, vehicle design, and public health education for years to come. Since PCPS began, the U.S.

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Aug 16 2018

What Percentage of Parents Engage in Distracted Driving?

The Findings:

About 50 percent of parents reported talking on their cell phones while driving with their young child in the vehicle, while one in three read text messages, and one in seven used social media, according to online surveys of adults across the U.S. The findings, published in a recent study from our Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, also reveal that parents who used their cell phones in the car were more likely to engage in other risky driving behaviors, such as not wearing a seat belt when they were a driver and not consistently using their typical child restraint system (CRS) for their child.

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Jul 13 2018

In the News: ALSF Epidemiology Grant, Button Battery Guidelines, PolicyLab Anniversary, EHR-Phenolyzer, Distracted Driving

In this week’s roundup of headlines at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, our research takes a leap into real-world applications. Learn how a study from ear, nose, and throat experts at CHOP helped to inform new button battery injury guidelines from the National Poison Center, why a software tool that mines through genomics data can improve genetic diagnoses, and what PolicyLab plans to achieve at their upcoming 10thanniversary forum, “Charting New Frontiers in Children’s Health Policy and Practice.” Don’t miss a chance to discover the latest in research news!

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May 4 2018

Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting Packed With Discovery and Discussion

For many of our researchers, the annual Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting is more than just another conference or convention: It’s an exciting and educational event filled with discovery and discussion about the myriad ways we can improve children’s health. This year, experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will convene in Toronto from May 5 to 8 for four days of networking, presentations, poster sessions, and awards. They’ll represent a range of pediatric fields — from behavioral health to bone health, injury research to emergency medicine, neonatology to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and almost everything in between.

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Mar 9 2018

Lung Stem Cells, 2021 Congress of the ISTH, Backseat Safety, Pan-Cancer Analysis, Gates Cambridge Scholarship

From the discovery of stem cells that multiply after a lung injury, to new data that advances how we think about (and treat) childhood cancer, our first roundup of March is packed with discovery. Read on to learn how our researchers stay at the forefront of pediatric science with a new study that expands what scientists know about the body’s extraordinary ability to regenerate, a pan-cancer project that distinguishes how cancer develops in children versus adults, and a handful of updates on what our investigators have in store for the near future.

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Feb 23 2018

Martha Curley, Cardiology 2018, Hearing Loss and Heart Surgery, Driving Safety, Parents and Allergies

As our cardiology experts flock to sunny Scottsdale, Ariz., this weekend for Cardiology 2018 — 21st Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — we have some exciting discoveries and developments from the last two weeks to share. In this roundup of research headlines, we meet our new Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing at CHOP, learn about potential associations between infant heart surgeries and hearing loss, discuss research results about driver decals that can inform practice and policy, and share novel findings from families with food allergies.

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May 3 2017

We Push the Boundaries of Science When Research Fields Intersect

Our researchers whose work is at the cross section between injury and neurodevelopmental or intellectual disabilities have a unique vantage point when studying the driving safety of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Research Institute is home to two of the most highly regarded autism and pediatric injury research centers in the world.

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Oct 14 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Teen Drivers, School Lunches, Dubai Trip, Pregnancy Screening, Drug Safety

CHOP Research In the NewsResearch at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reaches all corners of the world. This week’s In the News takes us on the road with new teen driving safety research findings. Next, we visit school cafeterias for National School Lunch Week.

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Apr 13 2015

We Can Prevent Crashes: Driving Safety Expert Dr. Flaura Winston Visits Ireland

driver safetyFlaura Winston, MD, PhD spoke to Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE Radio about a series of meetings at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland on preventing teen accidents and driving safety.

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Jun 25 2014

New Teen Drivers Benefit From Practice Quantity, Variety

When a teen learning to drive sits behind the wheel with sweaty palms, it is often up to the parent to keep their child calm and focused on the road. But how can parents prepare to steer these driving lessons in the right direction?

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