COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jiabin Shen, PhD, a research scientist in the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital was selected as chair of the Pediatric Trauma Society Injury Prevention/Advocacy Committee. Dr. Shen will serve a two-year term from 2018-2020.
“I am honored help lead the important efforts spearheaded by the Pediatric Trauma Society,” said Dr. Shen. “It is my hope to help combine all the many efforts of PTS members to prevent pediatric injuries and improve pediatric trauma outcomes.”
Dr. Shen is a pediatric psychologist who currently collaborates with Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research, in developing evidence-based interventions based on psycho-behavioral theories and virtual reality technology to improve outcomes for pediatric patients with traumatic brain and burn injuries. They are part of a research team at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s. Dr. Shen earned his PhD in Lifespan Development Psychology with a focus on pediatric unintentional injury prevention research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015.
About the Pediatric Trauma Society
The mission of the PTS is Improving Pediatric Trauma Outcomes. Our vision is to be a global leader in the field of pediatric trauma through optimal care guidelines, education, research, and advocacy. The Pediatric Trauma Society will be an inclusive organization open to all those dedicated to the care of injured children. To learn more about the PTS, visit pediatrictraumasociety.org.
About the Center for Injury Research and Policy
The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital works globally to reduce injury-related pediatric death and disabilities. With innovative research at its core, CIRP works to continually improve the 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, policy, and advances in clinical care. For related injury prevention materials or to learn more about CIRP, visit injurycenter.org.
About the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research
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.
Note to Editor: Dr. Shen is a resident of Columbus, Ohio.