Injury Research & Prevention
The Center for Injury Research and Prevention is a comprehensive pediatric trauma research facility with the mission of preventing injury, the leading cause of death for children and adolescents.
The center advances the safety of children, adolescents and young adults through research into the origin and nature of childhood injuries, and develops interventions to prevent the recurrence of those injuries.
The center's cornerstone programs, Partners for Child Passenger Safety and the Young Driver Research Initiative, are ongoing research partnerships with State Farm®.
Led by Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, and Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE, the center uses a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on a team of scientists from numerous fields. The center's findings are published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and translated into recommendations for parents, educators, policymakers and product manufacturers by the center's outreach and advocacy professionals.