Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Announcing the 2019-2020 CChIPS Research Project Portfolio

June 11, 2019
Valentina Graci PhD - CChIPS
Valentina Graci, PhD presents her project proposal, "Quantitative Characterization of AEB Pulses Across the Modern Fleet."

Last month, the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) voted to fund 11 projects for the 2019-2020 research portfolio. Through CChIPS, principal investigators from CHOP and The Ohio State University (OSU) work side by side with industry members to conduct translational research that is practical to industry.

This year's portfolio features two projects led by CHOP's Valentina Graci, PhD looking at crash pulses, one of FMVSS 213 and one of automatic emergency braking (AEB). In child passenger safety, Julie Mansfield, PhD of OSU will lead a project comparing high-back and low-back booster seats installed with and without LATCH while CHOP's Rachel Myers, PhD will utilize data linkage to create a unique source of epidemiologic crash data, including child occupant injury outcomes based on restraint use and installation (rear- vs. forward-facing).

In teen driver safety, Elizabeth Walshe, PhD will lead research that utilizes magnetoencephalogram (MEG) neuroimaging for measuring whole cortex brain activity during simulated driving to better understand the neural mechanisms underlying driver error and how the brain responds to countermeasures.

Descriptions of all 11 newly funded research projects are available on the CChIPS website.