CChIPS

Topics from Advances in Child Injury Prevention

Two weeks ago, The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) held its annual Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) conference in Plymouth, Michigan. ACIP presents the latest research in traffic safety for children and adolescents. Attendance at ACIP has grown every year, this time attracting over 100 participants from 38 companies. Presenters include investigators funded by CChIPS as well as external investigators who are invited by CChIPS to update the participants on relevant new work. This year’s topics included...

Using the Lab to Improve Tools for Child Restraint System Safety Design

I recently received practical questions from an audience of Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians about how they should share with parents the results of my on-going research. The short answer is: continue to educate parents exactly as you have been doing using current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines. Child safety seats and booster seats, as they are, are very effective at protecting children in crashes. However, until all preventable injuries have been eliminated, we will strive to continue to reduce that risk. One way is to improve the tools we use to design child restraint systems...

Band of Industry Competitors Fuels Translational Research

I joined The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) just a few months ago as Project Manager, and since Day One our team has been gearing up for our annual Spring Industry Advisory Board meeting. Over the past few months, I’ve spoken to over twenty Board members to systematically assess their reasons for joining CChIPS, their perspectives on the role of the IAB, and strategies for sustainability into the future. It’s clear that our Board members are passionate about their work and proud they are contributing to the safety of children every day.

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