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.
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Read news stories featuring the research behind Teen Driver Source and evidence-based resources.
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.
A 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.
Dr. Catherine McDondald shares that nearly half of teens who sustained a concussion were back to driving two weeks after the injury.
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.
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.