(From the May 2016 issue of Research Now)
Jiabin Shen, PhD, postdoctoral fellow for the Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program (PC-PReP) in the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research (CPTR) and the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, recently received the American Psychological Association (APA) Achievement Award for Early Career Professionals. Dr. Shen will receive the award during the 2016 APA Annual Convention in Denver, CO in August 2016.
Dr. Shen is a developmental psychologist and injury researcher at Nationwide Children’s. He earned his PhD in Lifespan Developmental Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2015. During his doctoral education, Dr. Shen received extensive training in pediatric unintentional injury prevention research and virtual reality from an interdisciplinary and global perspective. Dr. Shen will work with Huiyun Xiang, MD, PhD, CPTR director, in developing evidence-based rehabilitation programs based on psycho-behavioral theories and virtual reality technology to improve the outcomes of pediatric patients with traumatic brain injuries.
The Center for Pediatric Trauma Research (CPTR) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducts research to support global efforts in achieving the best outcomes for pediatric trauma patients. Using a multidisciplinary approach, CPTR researchers lead innovative projects to assess pre-hospital emergency medical service, acute medical and surgical management, rehabilitation, and family and community services that impact the short and long-term outcomes of injured patients. CPTR serves as a leader and a partner to translate cutting edge research findings to help patients, families, policy makers, and clinicians make informed decisions.