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01/25/2019
Have You Activated 'Do Not Disturb While Driving'? It Could Save Your Life

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently shared their insights about how to curb cell phone use while driving, including do not disturb and other blocking features on phones, at a seminar hosted by Travelers Institute at The Travelers Companies. What they shared may surprise you.

01/24/2019
New Grant Awarded to Study Driving Among Autistic Teens

A new grant was recently awarded to Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, a senior scientist and director of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, to help teens with autism stay mobile on their path to independence. This groundbreaking project will help us better understand how families make mobility decisions with their teens on the autism spectrum and how best to support them. "We also want to develop tools for clinicians to support these families,” says Dr. Curry.

 

01/22/2019
Collingswood High School Senior Drives Headlong Into Study with Children's Hospital

Read about how Kate Schell, a senior at Collingswood High School in Collingswood, NJ, helped researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recruit teen driver participants for a study on how young drivers think and make decisions on the road.

01/09/2019
Female Scientists Part 2: Advice to Aspiring Scientists

In part 2 of a two-part podcast from Madeline Bell, chief executive officer of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, a senior scientist and director of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, shares advice on achieving success as a female scientits.  

01/02/2019
Female Scientists Part 1: Behind the Breakthroughs

In part 1 of a two-part podcast from Madeline Bell, chief executive officer of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, a senior scientist and director of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, is interviewed for her inspiring path as a groundbreaking female scientist.   

 

12/12/2018
There Is No Such Thing As Self-Driving Cars (Yet)

There is real danger in some people relying too heavily on their car's automated features, resulting in avoidable crashes and dangerous incidents that threaten to undermine confidence in self-driving cars. As Elizabeth Walshe, PhD, a research post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevenation at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania explains, "Increasing autonomy might make driving boring, but we're asking people to stay hyper alert in case you have to take over."