Late last month, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) held its biannual Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting to determine the 2020-2021 research portfolio. CChIPS brings together IAB members from industry, advocacy, and government agencies with researchers from CHOP and The Ohio State University to conduct child safety research with real-world applications.
The nine newly funded research projects span child passenger safety topics, such as pediatric heat stroke, improving the biofidelity of pediatric anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs) and better understanding the safety implications of child restraint system misuse.
In teen driver safety, a line of research continues that utilizes millisecond-sensitive neuroimaging methods (magnetoencephalography: MEG) with the latest technology for simulating driving to look at brain activity when a driver responds to simple and complex simulated driving scenarios.
Due to COVID-19, for the very first time, CChIPS convened IAB members and researchers virtually. Although we missed the networking aspects of our traditional in-person meetings, as the CChIPS Manager, it was truly inspiring to see the adjustments made to ensure the meeting could happen. Like so many others in these challenging times, CChIPS' members, researchers, and administrative team came together in an innovative way to ensure the Center's important work could continue as "normal."
To access the full 2020-2021 CChIPS portfolio, click here.
The CChIPS leadership team during the virtual Spring IAB Meeting.
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