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Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Celebrates Five Years of Saving the Lives of Injured Kids
Date:7/30/2013

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  • Funded nearly $500,000 of research to improve the assessment and treatment of injured children, including the KIDS study to examine youth football head impacts
  • Engaged national leaders in pediatric trauma clinical care to host web symposiums that taught innovative treatments and procedures for injured children to health care professionals around the world
  • Invested more than $250,000 in the past two years to fund training courses for first responders, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals
  • The Childress Institute’s goal is to lead national efforts to reduce death and disability following injury to children less than 18 years of age. It is dedicated to improving outcomes for critically-injured children across the U.S. by investing resources in research, education and awareness. The Institute helps injured kids get the best care, when they need it the most.

    Find the Childress Institute on Twitter @injuredkids and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ChildressPediatricTrauma.

    About the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
    Life-threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children die each year - more than all other causes combined. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma was founded at and receives considerable support from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The Institute was established through the generosity of Richard and Judy Childress. For more information, please visit http://www.InjuredKid
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