Research In Action

Research In Action

ICYMI May 2022

Catch up with newsworthy pediatric injury prevention articles from May 2022 gathered by CHOP's Dr. Patty Huang.

Policies That Prevent Mass Shootings

On the heels of the unfathomable tragedies in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, this article explores policies that are -- and are not-- effective when it comes to preventing mass shootings. 

Are Safety Signs Unsafe?

A new study found that road safety signs designed to increase driving safety actually had the unattended impact of potentially causing more crashes. 

Acute Head Trauma: When to Refer

CIRP's Dr. Dan Corwin recently discussed when providers should refer children to the emergency room following acute head injuries on CHOP's Primary Care Perspectives podcast. 

Assessing Suicide Risk in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Clinics

Implementation of a suicide screening tool in neurodevelopmental disabilities clinics revealed a higher frequency of positive screenings within clinics serving autistic children.

Lead Poisoning in the Midwest

Lead poisoning continues to disproportionately impact children from minoritized populations, as reported in this article that is part of a series exploring lead poisoning in children in the Midwest. 

Does CBD Impact Driving Performance?

A new study found that several different doses of cannabidiol (CBD) did not appear to significantly impact performance in a driving simulator or on computerized cognitive tasks.