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Working Toward a Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Adolescent Driver Inattention

Learn about research being conducted at CHOP to help reduce teen driver distraction that was recently published in the Journal of School Nursing.

Transforming Stories Into Actionable Data

Janice Bonsu, a recent graduate of UPenn's MPH program, shares her experience working with CIRP's Dr. Allison Curry and Eve Weiss in the area of exploring the experiences of healthcare professionals who provide driving rehabilitation services to adolescents with autism.

Crash Risk Is Manageable for Adolescent Drivers with ADHD

Read about a research study published today in JAMA Pediatrics on adolescents with ADHD and crash risk when newly licensed.

REU Season Opener

Learn about the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at CIRP, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, which kicks off today.

Child Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Remain High For Certain States

A study recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics sought to describe and explain state- and region-wide variation in pediatric mortality associated with motor vehicle crashes. The study points to real disparities that continue to persist in child passenger safety and can guide states in how to drive down their MVC fatality rates.

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