February 16, 2016Consumer Reports now recommends that children restrained using a rear-facing infant seat should be transitioned to a rear-facing convertible seat at age 1. This post explores how CPS Technicians and pediatricians can frame this information for parents and caregivers.
November 19, 2015Today, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) at CHOP is celebrating 10 years of collaborative research aimed at improving child safety. CChIPS' founder and director takes a look back at a pivotal meeting that put CChIPS -- and it's 10 years and over 100 research projects -- into motion.
October 27, 2015The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies' (CChIPS) annual conference, Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP), will be held November 19-20, 2015 in Plymouth, MI. Read more for topic and registration details.
September 8, 2015Through the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The Ohio State University are investigating incompatibilities between child restraint systems and vehicle seats, and identifying solutions for parents and manufacturers.
June 18, 2015Today, we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from John Bolte, PhD, Director of the Injury Biomechanics Research Center at The Ohio State University (OSU). John discusses the Injury Biomechanics Symposium, where OSU hosts students from universities around the world to present their research.
March 19, 2015We would like to welcome a guest blog post from Schuyler St. Lawrence, the new CChIPS IAB Chair. Schuyler is the Assistant Manager for Safety Technical and Regulatory Affairs at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Toyota is a founding member of CChIPS. Read more to learn about his long term vision for CChIPS.
March 5, 2015It is no surprise that researchers often seek out cost-effective ways to conduct rigorous research. What may be surprising, however, is that a new data collection tool being utilized by CIRP@CHOP investigators is part of a gaming system that many families have in their homes.