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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Outdoor sports, biking, and bustling streets might be welcome signs of warmer weather and longer days, but they’re also research topics studied rigorously by investigators at our Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) in their quest to ensure safer environments for children and families. In this week’s roundup of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research headlines, learn about a new study from CIRP into the various causes and mechanisms of youth concussions beyond contact sports, discover cool technology that allows scientists to study how cyclists move and make decisions on urban streets, and find out how the CIRP driving simulator is helping to advance what we know of teen driving behaviors. On top of that, we congratulate the Cancer Center’s Dr. David Barrett on a new award from Stand Up to Cancer and offer big congratulations to our Department of Pediatrics’ continued success!
Editor’s Note: This post written by Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director and founder of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, originally appeared on CIRP's Research in Action blog. View the original blog post here.
How do you turn an idea into an invention, a discovery into a device, or a project into a product that will impact how we care for children and drive innovation? Whether it’s finding funding, partnering with the right team members, or accessing the most effective resources, researchers and entrepreneurs face many barriers before they’re able to bring an idea to the bedside. With the launch of the new Center for Health, Devices, and Technology (Penn Health-Tech), faculty members at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia now have the opportunity to access a main ingredient that helps to break through many of those barriers: connections.
At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, our investigators are continuously helping to develop evidence-based technology that will improve the way we care for and protect children’s health. And in this week’s headlines, we’re seeing that happen in more ways than one. From the creation of devices that will make the lives of clinicians and patients easier, to providing seed grants for novel innovations through the Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium, to informing safe practices for technology through renowned organizations like the National Academy of Medicine, we invite you to keep reading to learn what our researchers are up to!
Dr. Winston was recognized as the “Best Children’s Health Executive” and “Best Child Healthcare Service & Pediatrician of the Year 2017” for the state of Pennsylvania from the UK-based publication, Women In Business Worldwide.
We’ve had a flurry of activity this week at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, including our first snowstorm of the year. In between shoveling, we took a few minutes to dig into the latest research news.
It has been a whirlwind week for most Americans, so if you need to break away from political news to catch up with your science news, you’ve come to the right place.
Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, is a physician scientist on a mission. As scientific director and founder of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Winston oversees a diverse research portfolio aimed at preventing and addressing harm to children’s health.