The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) is proud to release its 2018 Annual Report, featuring synopses of 10 research projects completed during the 2017-2018 CChIPS project year. Projects span child safety topics including studying the performance of car seats on airplanes, evaluating different booster seat designs, and analyzing real world rear-end crashes with an eye toward the protection of teen drivers.
For the second year, the report features highlights of live conversations held with our principal investigators on the motivation, methods, results, and implications of each research project. While each project is unique, the common thread is the value of the insight and guidance of industry mentors, and the knowledge that the research findings will have immediate real-world implications.
Included in the 2017-2018 CChIPS portfolio was a study led by Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN, FAAN that focused on situational use of child restraint systems and distracted driving behaviors among parents of children aged 4-10 years. This research was published in The Journal of Pediatrics in July 2018; you can read more about the published study in the press release and this Bloomberg article.
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