Center for Injury Research and Prevention

October 2019

Human Factors and Automated Vehicles

Learn about new Human Factors research recently presented at the sixth Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

Movement and Safety of Child Passengers During Pre-Crash Avoidance Maneuvers

Biomechanics Research Scientist Valentina Graci, PhD summarizes the Motion and Muscle Activation of Young Volunteers in Evasive Vehicle Maneuvers project that she is presenting at the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Annual Conference.

A Balancing Act: Using Gait and Balance to Diagnose Pediatric Concussion

A new study reveals that clinical measures of balance perform as well as, if not better than, device-based measures in distinguishing concussed patients.

Reducing Unintentional Injuries in Children and Teens with ADHD

A recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that ADHD medications do reduce the risk of unintentional injury (and specifically traumatic brain injury) in both children and adolescents, and in both boys and girls. Here's what you need to know.

Flashback Friday - National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here is a roundup of our blog posts around intimate partner violence:

Helping Those Who Help Others

Learn how the Stress-Less Initiative, a trauma-informed organizational group model to prevent and reduce secondary traumatic stress, can be used to also address burnout in those who work directly with youth within the juvenile justice system.

Journal Club Brings Students and Mentors Together

In this guest blog post, Divya Jain shares her experiences as a peer mentor for Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) students and why she introduced a weekly journal club to keep the students engaged with their research journey.