Injury Research and Policy Grant Archives :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Archived Research Grants

Boost Our Kids Nationwide

The goal of this project is to develop and disseminate an innovative educational tool using the Precaution Adoption Process Model, to guide parents toward correct and consistent booster seat use until their children can safely use an adult restraint system.   

Funding agency: Nationwide Foundation
Funding period: 09/2006-06/2007
Amount awarded: $100,000
PI's: Gary A. Smith. MD, DrPH & Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

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Brief Child Safety Interventions in Emergency Departments

The major goals of this project are to evaluate a theoretically driven and innovative brief intervention for child safety delivered in the Pediatric Emergency Department of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The intervention will address the use of car safety seats, working smoke alarms, and safely stored poisons.   

Funding agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Funding period: 08/2002-07/2007
Amount awarded: $20,395
PI: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

 

Can Anthropometric Measurements Explain Gender Differences in Concussion Rates among High School Basketball, Soccer, and Lacrosse Players

Study to determine if readily obtainable anthropometric measurements that can be captured by certified athletic trainers in the high school setting can be used to predict concussion risk among high school soccer, basketball, and lacrosse players.   

Funding agency: National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment
Funding period: 2010-2012
Amount awarded: $256,693
PI: R. Dawn Comstock, PhD

 

Center for Injury Research and Policy, Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Community Action for Playground Safety Program. The goals of this program are to decrease playground-related injuries, bicycle-related injuries and pedestrian injuries among children in targeted communities.   

Funding agency: Central Benefits Health Care Foundation
Funding period: 01/2001 – 12/2012
Amount awarded: $500,000

 

Child Passenger Safety among Somali Families Living in Columbus

This proposal addresses the needs assessment, development and evaluation of a child passenger safety program for Somali families that will incorporate cultural awareness, education, and access to child safety seats to prevent motor vehicle occupant injuries among urban Somali children living in Columbus, Ohio.  

Funding agency: CDC
Funding period: 09/2009 - 08/2011
Amount awarded: $96,000
PI: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

 

Child-Resistant Spray-Bottle for Household Cleaning Products

The major goal of this research is to develop a child-resistant spray-bottle prototype, which meets the US Consumer Product Safety Commission standards for child-resistance.   

Funding agency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Office of Technology Commercialization (Technology Development Fund Award)
Funding period: 05/2011 – 04/2012
Amount awarded: $32,000
PI: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

 

Childhood Injury Statistics Using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System

This study aims to investigate the feasibility of childhood injury surveillance using the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). A bridging matrix between the NEISS and ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes will be developed and tested.  

Funding agency: CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Funding period: 09/2008-08/2012
Amount awarded: $449,519
PI: Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD

 

Columbus Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Children's Hospital

The goal of this project was to implement and evaluate injury prevention interventions in high-risk, inner-city neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio, using a pre-intervention and post-intervention design with a non-intervention comparison group.   

Funding agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Funding period: 11/2003-04/2007
Amount awarded: $160,660
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Concussion Surveillance Among a Large National Sample of Middle School Football Players: Middle School RIO

A study to establish a surveillance system to record rates and patterns of concussions among a large national sample of middle school aged football players.   

Funding agency: National Football League (NFL) Charities
Funding period: 2011-2012
Amount awarded: $90,000
PI: R. Dawn Comstock, PhD

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The Effect of Delay in Transfer to Advanced Trauma Center Care

The goal of this project was to determine the impact that delay in delivery of definitive trauma center care has on trauma patient outcomes.   

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Funding period: 07/2007-06/2009
Amount awarded: $198,697
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Emergency Department Brief Intervention to Increase Carbon Monoxide Detector Use

The major goal of this research is to determine whether a brief intervention, Project Carbon Monoxide Detector Education (Project CODE), will increase CO detector use.   

Funding agency: NICHD
Funding period: 04/2008 - 03/2013
Amount awarded: $1,827,020
PI: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

 

Emergency Medical Services for Children - Targeted Issues Program Impact of Pre-hospital Factors on the Outcome of Injured Children

The goal of this project is to evaluate the benefits of Emergency Medical Services/trauma systems and components of these systems on the outcomes of acutely injured pediatric patients.   

Funding agency: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
Funding period: 09/2007-08/2010
Amount awarded: $600,000
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Epidemiology of Pediatric Injuries (EPI) Project

The goals of this project are surveillance of injuries to children treated in a large pediatric emergency department, identification of emerging injury hazards, and epidemiologic research on consumer product-related injuries to children.   

Funding agency: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Funding period: 10/2006-09/2011
Amount awarded: $526,321
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Factors Affecting Motor Vehicle Crashes in Ohio

The goals of this project are 1) describe the medical and economic burden of motor vehicle crash-related injuries in Ohio associated with distracted driving, aggressive driving, and impaired driving, and 2) identify risk and protective factors associated with distracted driving, aggressive driving, and impaired driving that influence the outcome of motor vehicle crash-related injuries among Ohioans.  

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Funding period: 07/2010-06/2012    
Amount awarded: $138,770
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

High School Sports Injury Surveillance and Intervention Evaluation

A continuation and expansion of the National High School Sports Injury Surveillance Study with a special emphasis on evaluating evidence-based interventions driven by data collected by the surveillance system.   

Funding agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control as part of the Injury Control Research Center Grant awarded to the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Funding period: 2008-2012
Amount awarded: $300,000
PI: R. Dawn Comstock, PhD

 

High School Sports Injury Surveillance: Monitoring Rates and Patterns of Injury Over Time

A continuation of the National High School Sports Injury Surveillance Study with a special emphasis on improving data collection on protective equipment use.  

Funding agency: National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment
Funding period: 2009-2013
Amount awarded: $168,000
PI: R. Dawn Comstock, PhD

 

High School Sports Injury Surveillance Study Expansion

A continuation of the expansion of the National High School Sports Injury Surveillance Study to continue capturing data on 20 sports.   

Funding agency: National Federation of State High School Associations via charitable donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
Funding period: 2011-2012
Amount awarded: $75,000
PI: R. Dawn Comstock, PhD

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Home Safety Program

The goals of this project are 1) establish a home safety research training program for medical students, and 2) develop a home safety component for the Center for Injury Research and Policy website with associated educational materials.  

Funding agency: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Funding period: 09/2008-09/2010
Amount awarded: $191,593
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

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The Impact of Motorized Recreational Vehicle Crashes in Ohio

The goal of this project was to assess the medical outcomes and costs of motorized recreational vehicle-related crashes in Ohio using a linked (CODES) database, and to assess the knowledge and beliefs of Ohioans regarding all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use, injuries, and public policy.   

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Funding period: 07/2005-06/2007
Amount awarded: $155,058
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

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Injury Among Older Adults in Ohio

The goals of this project are 1) describe the medical and economic impact of injuries to older adults (70 years and older) in Ohio with an emphasis on injuries associated with falls, motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian collisions, residential fires, and suicide, and 2) identify risk and protective factors that are associated with the outcome of injured older adults in Ohio.   

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Funding period: 07/2009-06/2011
Amount awarded: $100,000
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Injury Control Research Center

The goal of this center grant is to support the activities of the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. CIRP works globally to reduce injury-related pediatric death and disability. With innovative research at its core, CIRP works to continually improve scientific understanding of the epidemiology, biomechanics, prevention, acute treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. CIRP serves as a pioneer by translating cutting edge injury research into education, advocacy and advances in clinical care. Through this grant, the CDC established CIRP as one of the 11 Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) nationally. CIRP is the only ICRC that focuses on injuries to children and adolescents.   

Funding agency: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1R49CE001172)
Funding period: 09/2008-08/2012
Amount awarded: $3,337,634
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

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The Medical and Economic Impact of Injuries in Ohio

The goals of this project are 1) describe the medical and economic impact of injuries, including motorcycle crash-related injuries, in Ohio, and 2) identify risk and protective factors that are associated with the outcome of individuals who sustain motorcycle crash-related injuries in Ohio.   

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Funding period: 07/2008-06/2010
Amount awarded: $155,634
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

The Medical and Economic Impact of Motorized Recreational Vehicle-Related Trauma Brain Injury in Ohio

The goal of this project was to describe the medical and economic impact of traumatic brain injury, including motorized recreational vehicle-related traumatic brain injury, in Ohio, and identify key factors that are associated with the outcome of individuals who sustain moderate to severe TBI. Linked statewide data from the Crash Outcomes Data Evaluation System (CODES) project were analyzed in this study.   

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Funding period: 07/2006-06/2008
Amount awarded: $110,000
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

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Motor Vehicle Child Injury Prevention Policy Component of VIPP

The goal of this project is, in collaboration with the Ohio Violence and Injury Prevention Program and the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership, to coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of a state motor vehicle/child injury prevention policy action plan.   

 

Ohio Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES)

The goal of this project is to link statewide motor vehicle crash data, EMS incidence reporting data, trauma registry data, hospital inpatient discharge data, emergency department data, death certificate data, and driver’s license registration data in Ohio to examine motor vehicle crash-related costs and outcomes for the state.  

Funding agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Funding period: 10/2006-09/2008
Amount awarded: $288,288
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

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Ohio Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES)

The goal of this project is to link statewide motor vehicle crash data, EMS incidence reporting data, trauma registry data, hospital inpatient discharge data, emergency department data, death certificate data, and driver’s license registration data in Ohio to examine motor vehicle crash-related costs and outcomes for the state.  

Funding agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Funding period: 08/2008-07/2013
Amount awarded: $210,000
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

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Parent Safety Practices and Impulsivity

The primary goal of this research is to assess the relationship between parent safety practices (child safety seat use, safe poison storage, proper use and maintenance of smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors) and impulsive behaviors.   

Funding agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCIPC)
Funding period: 09/2008-08/2010
Amount awarded: $109,210
PI: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

 

Promotion of Injury Prevention in Ohio by Ohio Emergency Medical Services

The goals of this project are to provide Emergency Medical Services/Fire Departments throughout Ohio with state-of-the-art information, educational materials, strategies and support from nationally-recognized experts that will allow them to take advantage of social media tools to not only increase awareness of injury as a public health problem but to find new ways to open the dialogue with their communities regarding targeted injury prevention priorities.   

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services in collaboration with Child Injury Prevention Alliance
Funding period: 07/2011-06/2012
Amount awarded: $110,000
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

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Safe Play Areas for Ross County Kids (SPARK) Project

The goals of this project are to work in collaboration with partners in rural Ross County, Ohio, to 1) promote safe play and play areas for children on farms, and 2) renovate and develop safe playgrounds in the city of Chillicothe, Ohio.   

Funding agency: Central Benefits Health Care Foundation
Funding period: 07/2010-06/2013    
Amount awarded: $450,000
PI: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

 

Safety Boost Tool (Reprint)

The goal of this project is to reprint and distribute Safety Boost, an educational tool to increase booster seat use among parents of children 4 to 8 years of age in the greater Columbus community. Safety Boost was developed and evaluated with a prior award from Nationwide Foundation.   

Funding agency: UPS Foundation
Funding period: 01/2011-12/2012
Amount awarded: $21,200
PI: Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

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Secondary Injuries among U.S. Workers with Disabilities

This study aims to compare prevalence, injury characteristics, and medical care utilization and costs of nonfatal occupational injuries between U.S. workers with and without disabilities.   

Funding agency: National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (CDC)
Funding period: 09/2010-08/2013
Amount awarded: $772,428
PI: Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD

 

TBI Sports Evaluation & Surveillance Project

A series of three concussion projects including: 1) an evaluation of the effectiveness of prominent concussion educational interventions, 2) a proposal for novel methodology to conduct longitudinal concussion surveillance in athletes from youth sports through high school and collegiate sports, and 3) an epidemiologic description of the burden and cost of pediatric TBI across a wide range of clinical settings.   

Funding agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Funding period: 2011-2012
Amount awarded: $150,000
PI: R. Dawn Comstock, PhD

 

USA-China Agricultural Injury Research Training Project

This training project aims to train a cadre of injury researchers and professionals in the People’s Republic of China through workshops, research training at two U.S. injury research centers, and mentored injury research pilot field projects in China.  

Funding agency: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Funding period: 04/2007-03/2012
Amount awarded: $750,000
PI: Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD

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