Center for Injury Research and Prevention

January 2019

Reducing CT Use in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

New CHOP research, published in Pediatric Emergency Care, demonstrated that new ED guidelines for limiting computed tomography (CR) of the brain to evaluate for bleeding after a head injury were sustainable across five years.

#BirdBoxChallenge- The Latest Dangerous Fad

The Bird Box challenge is the latest dangerous social media trend. Read more to learn about it.

How to Help Teens Drive Safely in Winter

Read more for tips on helping teens to drive safely in the winter.

Autism and Police: Using Virtual Reality to Train for Safe Interactions

For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, differences in communication may make interacting with strangers a challenging experience. When the stranger is a police officer, the encounter can quickly become dangerous for everyone involved. Read more to learn about a CHOP study testing the effectiveness of a virtual reality tool to improve the safety of interactions between police and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Understanding Driver Attention Through Machine Learning and Big Data ​​​​​​​

Learn about a study funded by the National Science Foundation that is developing novel approaches to keep driver attention on the road.

New Research on Teens with Autism and Driving

Learn about a new five-year study, conducted by CHOP researchers and funded by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, to gain a more comprehensive understanding of mobility issues for adolescents on the autism spectrum.

Flashback Friday- Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and today's Flashback Friday post is dedicated to resources on recognizing and preventing human trafficking.

Make the Most of Scientific Conferences: Top 5 Tips

In this guest post, Divya Jain, one of CIRP’s Bioengineering PhD students, shares her top 5 tips for making the most of scientific conferences.