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Welcome to the teendriversource.org Pressroom. Here you will find teenage driver articles, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and blog posts about CIRP@CHOP research. We hope you check back often!

News From Our Blog

ICYMI November: Ridesharing and Motor Vehicle Crashes, Smartphones and Suicide, Spit Test for Concussion, and more!

Read more for a roundup for newsworthy articles from November 2017.

The Developing Brain and Teen Driving

Read about a research summary that examines the role of the brain’s executive functions in driving outcomes, also known as crashes, for adolescent drivers.

Interviews, ROI, and Surprising Results: Read the 2017 CChIPS Annual Report

Today, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) released its 2017 Annual Report, featuring snapshots of child safety-focused research projects completed during the 2016-2017 project year.

SHRP2 Data Generate Unique “All Crash” Rate for Teen Drivers

Naturalistic data provides a real-world look at how teen drivers crash. Read about a line of research comparing teen and adult drivers, which was recently recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.

National Teen Driver Safety Week - Flashback Friday

In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), today’s Flashback Friday post is dedicated to some of our most popular NTDSW-focused blogs.

Recent CIRP Publications

Read more for a listing of recent CIRP publications.

Is Graduated Driver Licensing Appropriate for Older Novice Drivers?

As states consider whether to improve existing Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) provisions or to extend current requirements to include older novice driver populations, it is critical for the research community to provide rigorous scientific evidence. Read about new CIRP@CHOP research that is contributing to the debate.

ICYMI: Blue Whale Challenge, Portable Driving Simulator, Suicide-Related Admissions, Concussion and CTE, Sports-related Overuse Injuries and Heatstroke, Human Trafficking, Great Outdoors

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) provide round-up of newsworthy items related to child injury prevention at the end of each month.

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Teens with ADHD & Driving

Learn about how clinicians can help families prepare their teens with ADHD for driving in this Medscape segment featuring Thomas J. Power, PhD, a CHOP expert in ADHD.

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.

New Home for CIRP Driving Simulator

The CIRP Driving Simulator Core has new features and a new home at the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research in Philadelphia.

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Autism Spectrum Disorder & Driving

Watch a Medscape video from Patty Huang, MD, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at CHOP, on teens with autism spectrum disorder and driving informed by new research conducted at CIRP@CHOP.

A New Research Tool to Predict Young Driver Behavior

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Santiago Ontañón, PhD, a research scientist and assistant professor at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. Dr. Ontañón led a study, “Learning to Predict Driver Behavior from Observation,” and recently presented on the findings at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposia on Learning from Observation of Humans at Stanford University.




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