Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Research In Action Blog

The world of child injury prevention advances quickly in big and small steps each day. The Research In Action blog shares credible and timely commentary on the latest news, research, events, and more as we work together to keep children safe. We invite thought-provoking comments to spur friendly conversation among our readers. We feel that the regular posting of well-informed commentary by our readers will only enhance the quality of our blog. Comments are moderated by the Research In Action blog staff. The comments section is not intended to be a forum for specific parenting advice or to promote a product. Please use the "Contact Us" form for any information requests. Read more about our Commenting Guidelines.

New Resource Alert: COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Staff and Their Patient Families

Access COVID-19 resources for healthcare staff and patient families created by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) to address the psychological and emotional effects of the pandemic and promote coping and resilience.

The Chance to Answer My Own Research Question

In this guest blog post, Drexel University's Rahul Akkem shares his experience as a co-op student on CIRP's Biomedical Engineering team and how it has shaped his future career in research.

Improve Access to State Licensing and Crash Data

Read about a new CIRP study, published in Accident Analysis and Prevention, that explains why traffic safety researchers and advocates need to take action to improve researcher access to state crash, licensing, and traffic citation data.

Research Update on Marijuana and Driving

Read more for a research update on marijuana use and driving, including crash rates in states where marijuana has been legalized for recreational use.