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04/05/2021
Dr. Flaura Winston Receives Clinical & Translational Science Distinguished Investigator Award

For her role in using research findings to inform and implement effective public policies promoting better health, the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) has awarded Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, founder and scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the 2021 ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation from Clinical Use into Public Benefit and Policy. 

01/28/2021
Newly Licensed Autistic Drivers Crash Less Than Other Young Drivers

A collaborative study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that compared with their non-autistic peers, young autistic drivers have lower rates of moving violations and license suspensions, as well as similar to lower crash rates.

12/15/2020
Nearly Half of Young Drivers Are Resuming Driving Just Weeks After Sustaining a Concussion

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that nearly half of teens who sustained a concussion were back to driving approximately two weeks after the injury, even though few had returned to exercise and sports.

10/05/2020
Virtual Driving Assessment Shows Feasibility, Validity and Efficiency as Part of Licensing Process

A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates the feasibility, validity, and efficiency of incorporating a virtual driving assessment into the licensing process for new drivers. The findings were published today in Health Affairs.

08/27/2020
Study Finds Younger and Older Drivers More Likely to Drive Older, Less Safe Vehicles

A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that teen drivers and drivers 65 years and older – two age groups at a higher risk of being involved in an automobile accident – are more likely to be driving vehicles that are less safe, putting them at even higher risk of injury. The findings underscore the need for these groups to prioritize driving the safest vehicle they can afford. The findings were published today in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention.

02/11/2020
Teens with a History of ADHD Need Stronger Monitoring of Health Risks

Adolescents with a history of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of adverse outcomes, including sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), mental health conditions, and car crashes. A new study, conducted by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, is the first to examine the clinical practices of primary care clinicians as children with ADHD advance through adolescence. Its findings identify opportunities to improve the care of adolescents with a history of ADHD and to develop additional resources and training for clinicians.