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

Current Research Grants

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.   [more...]

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

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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.   [more...]

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

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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.   [more...]

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

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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.   [more...]

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

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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.   [more...]

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

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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.   [more...]

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

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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.   [more...]

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

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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.   [more...]

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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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.   [more...]

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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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.   [more...]

Funding agency: Ohio Department of Health, Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP)
Funding period: 10/2011-09/2016
Amount awarded: $265,000
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.   [more...]

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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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.   [more...]

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

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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.   [more...]

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.   [more...]

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

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