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04/09/2021
A Voice for Children's Injury Prevention: QA with Flaura Winston, MD, PhD

The 2021 Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation into Public Benefit and Policy recognizes Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, the founder and scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, for her "signature research-action-to-impact approach" that brought together stakeholders in academia, industry, and policy to create change and save the lives of children.

02/05/2021
Driving Hazards Differ for Teens With Autism

Dr. Allison E. Curry shares findings from a new CHOP study examining young autistic drivers' crash rates and speeding violations compared to non-autistic drivers' crash rates and speeding violations.

01/29/2021
Study Suggests Autistic Drivers Crash Less Than Their Typical Peers

new study suggests young autistic drivers are less likely to crash and receive speeding violations compared to their typical peers. Researchers said these results can be used to better customize driver training for people on the spectrum.

01/07/2021
Nearly Half of Young Drivers Resume Driving Just Weeks After a Concussion

Dr. Catherine McDondald shares that nearly half of teens who sustained a concussion were back to driving two weeks after the injury.

12/17/2020
Suspended Road Tests Give Teens Easier Route to Licenses

In eliminating the road test due to COVID-19, some states are "moving forward with something that feels nice and expedience but may not be safe," says Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Dr. Flaura Winston in this Pew Charitable Trust's Stateline post.

12/16/2020
Many Teenagers Start Driving Too Soon After a Concussion

CHOP/Penn researchers find many concussed adolescents don't wait two weeks after seeing their doctor to get behind the wheel. Read more in this Philly Voice article.