Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Pediatric Biomechanics

Interviews, ROI, and Surprising Results: Read the 2017 CChIPS Annual Report

Today, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) released its 2017 Annual Report, featuring snapshots of child safety-focused research projects completed during the 2016-2017 project year.

Studying the Impact of Bracing on Child Occupant Protection

In this guest blog, Ridhi Sahani of Bucknell University shares her pediatric biomechanics research experiences as an Injury Science REU student at CIRP during the summer of 2017.

Empower Young Women to Pursue STEM Careers

With the success of the Oscar nominated film “Hidden Figures,” there has been increased attention on the role of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In this post, CIRP@CHOP's Co-Scientific Director and Director of Engineering shares why it's more important than ever to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM.

Concussions in Youth Soccer: Current Guidelines and Research

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Jaclyn Caccese, PhD, who shares some insights from her research on current initiatives in the youth soccer world on the appropriateness of heading.

Discovering the Human Factor in Biomechanics

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Todd Hullfish, who recently graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. Todd worked with CIRP’s Biomechanical Engineering Research team as a co-op student for three years and recently joined the Human Motion Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine as a Research Specialist.

Taking My Research to the Next Level in Sweden

In this guest blog post, Gretchen Baker, a former Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student at CIRP@CHOP, shares why she is pursuing a PhD in injury biomechanics research and the importance of collaboration within the research community.

CChIPS 2016-2017 Research Portfolio is Launched!

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has just launched its 2016-2017 project year with 14 new research studies funded by its Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

Paving a Career Path in Research

In this guest blog post, Evan Bisirri, a BS/MS student at Drexel University, discusses why he wants to make research his career after his CIRP@CHOP internship experience.

CChIPS Expands its Website

CHOP's Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has expanded its website. Read more about CChIPS' unique research model and the resources you'll find on the website.

CChIPS Research Projects Aim to Alleviate Incompatibilities Between Car Seats and Vehicle Seats

Through 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.

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