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Studying the Impact of Bracing on Child Occupant Protection

September 26, 2017
In this guest blog, Ridhi Sahani of Bucknell University shares her pediatric biomechanics research experiences as an Injury Science REU student at CIRP during the summer of 2017.

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Empower Young Women to Pursue STEM Careers

February 14, 2017

With the success of the Oscar nominated film “Hidden Figures,” there has been increased attention on the role of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). In this post, CIRP@CHOP's Co-Scientific Director and Director of Engineering shares why it's more important than ever to encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM.

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Bridging the Gaps to Better Understand the Challenges Facing Urban Youth

August 20, 2015
Today, we are pleased to share a moderated discussion between two students who worked with CHOP’s Violence Intervention Program (VIP) this summer. VIP is a community-focused, trauma-informed program designed to reduce re-injury and retaliation among youth ages 8 to 18 years by working with them in the hospital and following discharge. Jody Thigpen is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work and will be entering her second year of the program at The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, while Ezekiel Richardson is a second year medical student at The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

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Student Engineers Get the Spotlight at Injury Biomechanics Symposium

June 18, 2015
Today, we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from John Bolte, PhD, Director of the Injury Biomechanics Research Center at The Ohio State University (OSU). John discusses the Injury Biomechanics Symposium, where OSU hosts students from universities around the world to present their research.

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Student-Trainee Perspective: Learning to Cure Chronic Tunnel Vision

March 10, 2015
In today's post, we are pleased to welcome guest blogger Megan E. Fitzgerald, a student clinical assistant at CIRP@CHOP. Read about how her six month co-operative internship at CIRP would become a cure for her chronic tunnel vision.

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An International Collaboration For Child Passenger Safety

October 9, 2014
Today, we are pleased to share a moderated discussion between Kristy Arbogast, PhD, CIRP@CHOP co-scientific director, and Isabelle Stockman, a researcher and PhD candidate from SAFER, the Vehicle and Traffic Safety Center at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Arbogast and Ms. Stockman have collaborated on several projects looking at the impact of pre-crash maneuvers on child passenger safety.

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Igniting an Interest in Injury Science

August 27, 2013
When talking to casual acquaintances, the requisite “what do you do?” comes up. When I say I’m the Training Manager for a CHOP-based Injury Science center, they first ask, “What does the Center research?” and then ask, “So, who do you train?” No one is ever surprised that we provide training to master’s, PhD, and post-doc level trainees--It’s what’s expected of a teaching hospital. But most are surprised when they learn that the majority of CIRP@CHOP's training efforts focus on undergraduates.

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