Research In Action
Research In Action
The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) is proud to announce the release of the 2021 CChIPS Annual Report, highlighting recently completed research projects funded through the consortium.
The 10 projects featured in the report span topics and tools including case reviews of pediatric vehicular heat stroke deaths to determine the types of detection and alerting technologies that potentially could have prevented the events; an evaluation of different types of booster seat installations and the impact on the safety of child occupants in frontal impacts; and a pilot study of teen drivers utilizing the CHOP-developed Magnetoencephalography (MEG)+Driving paradigm that combines the latest in advanced neuroimaging technology with the latest virtual driving assessment, so researchers can see what the brain is doing while a person performs certain driving tasks.
The 2020-2021 project year has arguably been CChIPS’ most challenging, as along with the rest of the world, our work was navigated in the throes of a global pandemic. CChIPS investigators remained flexible to work within university and hospital guidelines to continue research safely, such as conducting volunteer studies outdoors to preserve social distancing. We also found some “silver linings,” such as virtual conferences that gave us the ability to deliver more international presentations of CChIPS work and to invite presenters that could offer a global perspective on child safety to the CChIPS-sponsored Advances in Child Injury Prevention (ACIP) Conference. Importantly, we maintained our CChIPS camaraderie through meeting virtually as both individual project teams and as a center at biannual IAB Meetings.
As we look ahead to 2022 and beyond, we are excited to continuing to partner with our Industry Advisory Board member companies to advance the CChIPS mission of conducting high-impact child safety research.