Navigation Links
AIAM Sponsors Leading Child Safety Research Initiative
Date:8/20/2008

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) announced a $50,000 sponsorship for a research initiative conducted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) that will provide support for the largest source of data on children involved in automobile crashes. For more than a decade, similar research from CHOP has served as the scientific foundation for new product development, improved federal motor vehicle safety standards, public education, and improved laws to protect the most vulnerable passengers.

"We are honored to provide our support for this critical study," said Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of AIAM. "Child-safety is a top priority for our member companies, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has a long history of leadership on such an important issue."

"We are grateful for AIAM's commitment to help us continue child occupant surveillance efforts," said Dennis Durbin, M.D., M.S.C.E., co-scientific director of CHOP's Center for Injury Research and Prevention. "Children are not small adults. They have unique needs for safety that cannot be determined from data on adults. Without the ability to monitor children's injuries in real-world crashes, the traffic safety community would lose its ability to monitor the effects of emerging vehicle and restraint technologies on children's safety."

Since 2005, the Center for Injury Research and Prevention has issued its Partners for Child Passenger Safety Fact & Trend Report to track trends in child passenger safety. This year's report is made possible through AIAM's support, and will be released during National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 21-27, 2008.

About AIAM - The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) is a trade association representing 14 international motor vehicle manufacturers who account for 40 percent of all passenger cars and light trucks sold annually in the United States. AIAM provides members with information, analysis and advocacy on a wide variety of legislative and regulatory issues impacting the auto sector. AIAM is dedicated to the promotion of free trade and to policies that enhance motor vehicle safety and the protection of the environment. Member companies include Aston Martin, Ferrari/Maserati, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota. For more information, visit our website at http://www.aiam.org.

About The Center for Injury Research and Prevention

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (formerly TraumaLink) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was established in 1998 to advance the safety of children and young adults through science. Operating with the central belief that children are not small adults, the Center's multidisciplinary team of researchers work to reduce injuries- the leading cause of death and acquired disability among the young. The Center's research is organized around three disciplines: epidemiology/ biostatistics, engineering, and behavioral science. Based on the research questions at hand, the Center draws from CHOP and University of Pennsylvania-based expertise in emergency medicine; pediatric trauma; surgery; nursing; social work; pediatric and adolescent medicine; epidemiology and biostatistics; bioengineering; computational engineering; psychology; behavioral science; communications; and health education. Center findings are published in scientific journals and translated into recommendation and education tools for parents, educators, policymakers and product manufacturers. For more information on the Center and its research initiatives, visit http://www.chop.edu/injury.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. West Coast Bank Sponsors LifeWorks Northwest Programs for Children in Low-Income Housing Communities
2. Philip Morris International Caught in Philippines in Another Concert Sponsorship
3. K Squared Sponsors F.A.S.T. Ride 150-mile Motorcycle Tour August 17
4. Hepatitis B Foundation Sponsors Two-Day Educational Conference for Children and Adults at Risk for Deadly Liver Virus
5. Human Factors International Sponsors Usability Professionals Association (UPA) 2008 International Conference
6. Dynasplint(R) Sponsors Local Independence Day Parade and Community Festival
7. Independence Blue Cross Sponsors Free Fitness Series at Penns Landing
8. Hydus, Inc. Sponsors Informatica World 2008
9. Duane Reade Announces Proud Sponsorship of AIDS Walk New York
10. West Coast Bank Sponsors Reach the Bridge Run to Benefit the American Lung Association of Oregon
11. Aflac Announces Title Sponsorship of Outdoor Games
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a family ... for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What this ... often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, owner ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together ... equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was ... of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has released a ... books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a picture of ... have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that is because ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined ... Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), ... which included the unveiling of new signage at its ... well as at a few other company-owned facilities across ... to patients, some of whom will begin to see ...
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... the medical device industry is in an odd place. ... the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales passed ... want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: