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2020 CChIPS Annual Report
Announcing the 2020 CChIPS Annual Report
December 9, 2020
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Each year, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) releases an annual report highlighting recently completed research projects funded through the consortium. Today, CChIPS is proud to share its 2019-2020 Annual Report. The eight projects featured in the report span topics and tools including using computational modeling to assess how the posture of child occupants impacts injury outcomes in a crash; an epidemiological investigation into the relationship between restraint use and injury outcomes among children; and using a large-scale naturalistic driving database to study crashes involving road departures, intersections, and vulnerable road users. This last project assesses which types of advanced driver assistance systems and engineering improvements could be used or improved to prevent these crashes from occurring for those most at-risk: teen, young adult, and older drivers.

In addition to an impressive project portfolio, 2020 marks an exciting transition: CChIPS has now received the distinguished designation as a graduated National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC). We thank NSF for the generous support that we have received since 2005. With this support, we established processes and a structure that produced over 160 child safety projects and provided mentorship to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students working on those projects.

We look forward to continuing to partner with our Industry Advisory Board member companies to advance the CChIPS mission of conducting high-impact child safety research.

Click here to download the 2020 CChIPS Annual Report.