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Research Consortium Advances Understanding of Cervical Spine Injuries in Children Involved in Motor Vehicle Crashes
Date:8/24/2009

st serious injuries. The findings point to the importance of the continued work aimed at preventing all serious injuries for children in vehicle or child restraints who are in crashes. Our work through The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies provides the unique opportunity to bring together the best of pediatrics, engineering, and industry to conduct science and translate it into improved capability of child anthropomorphic test dummies to predict cervical spine injuries."

Funding for this original research was provided by The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS). CChIPS is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) housed at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. CChIPS is unique among the more than 40 I/UCRC centers, as the only one focused on pediatric injury prevention. Member organizations supporting this work include Britax Child Safety Inc., Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., Ford Motor Company, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan Technical Center North America, Inc., State Farm Insurance Companies, TK Holdings Inc., Toyota Motor North America Inc. and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition
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