Center for Injury Research and Prevention

June 2020

Spiking Rates of Gun Purchases During COVID-19 Pandemic Put Youth at Risk

As two public health crises converge in the US – COVID-19 and gun violence – it’s vital to explore and understand the unique risks for children and consider policy options to keep youth safe and healthy in their homes and communities.

Welcoming the New REU Class Virtually

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention welcomes its 2020 Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) class virtually.

The Natural History of Concussion in Infants and Children Under Age 5

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Olivia E. Podolak, MD shares findings from a new Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) study that helps clinicians better understand the characteristics of concussion in 0 to-4-year-old patients.

When Triage Nurses Are First Line of Defense for Head Trauma

Read about a new Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study that examines the effectiveness of telephonic nurse triage for head trauma care.

Delaying Graduation to a Booster Seat May Have Safety Benefit

Recent CIRP research reveals the importance of considering developmental and behavioral factors - and not only age, height, or weight - when deciding when to move a child from one child restraint to another.

Tips for Safely Reopening Driving Schools

Learn how driving schools can safely reopen during COVID-19 with guidelines from CHOP experts and ADTSEA.

Finding New Ways to Conduct Behavioral Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) Research Coordinator Stephanie Garcia, MPH shares how VPI's Violence Intervention Program has safely conducted research during COVID-19 and study improvements that will stay post-pandemic.