Research in Action Blog

The world of child injury prevention advances quickly in big and small steps each day. The Research in Action blog shares credible and timely commentary on the latest news, research, events, and more as we work together to keep children safe. We invite thought-provoking comments to spur friendly conversation among our readers. We feel that the regular posting of well-informed commentary by our readers will only enhance the quality of our blog. Comments are moderated by the Research in Action blog staff. The comments section is not intended to be a forum for specific parenting advice or to promote a product. Please use the "Contact Us" form for any information requests. Read more about our Commenting Guidelines.

A Golden Age for Clinical Trial Participant Enrollment

Today we welcome a guest blog from Chris Gantz, MBA, program manager, Clinical Research Support Office, Recruit Enhancement Core, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, who shares why social media and mobile technology are creating opportunities to engage with potential study participants in ways that were not possible just a few years ago.

The Fire Challenge- Yet Another Dangerous Fad

Sadly, yet another dangerous YouTube trend is making the rounds. The Fire Challenge involves kids and teens dousing themselves with something flammable and then setting themselves on fire. Here's what to know.

New Research: U.S. May Be Greatly Undercounting Pediatric Concussions

New research from CIRP@CHOP and CDC highlights a substantial gap in how the U.S. currently estimates incidence of concussion in children and youth.

CChIPS 2016-2017 Research Portfolio is Launched!

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has just launched its 2016-2017 project year with 14 new research studies funded by its Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2nd

Next Thursday, June 2nd, National Gun Violence Awareness Day will be marked with events around the country. Among children and youth aged 1-24 years, guns cause two times as many deaths as cancer, five times as many as heart disease, and 20 times as many as infections. CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative is dedicated to bringing a trauma-informed approach to violence prevention intervention at multiple touchpoints in a child’s lifespan, including an Emergency Department-based program which provides direct services to patients who are treated for assault injuries.

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