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  • In 2020, Dr. Ginger Yang received the Tony A. Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award, from School of Public Health Indiana University Bloomington
  • Dr. Julie Leonard was the recipient of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics 2019 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award 
  • Dr. Henry Xiang received the 2019 Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) North America

Research Highlights

Are Concussion Laws Effective? (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)

The percentage of young athletes who visited clinics within 7 days after sustaining a concussion increased after Ohio’s concussion law was enacted in 2013. Athletes who visited clinic soon after their concussions recovered significantly more quickly than those who waited longer, according to a 2018 research study.

Cuff SC, Coxe K, Young JA, Li H, Yi H, Yang J. Concussion clinic presentation and symptom duration for pediatric sports-related concussions following Ohio concussion law. Research in Sports Medicine. 2019;27(1):11-20. DOI: 10.1080/15438627.2018.1502186

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Safe Driving: Protecting Yourself Behind the Wheel

Studies show that teen drivers are at greatest risk for crashes. Crashes are higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than any other age group. That’s because some driving skills get better with experience. Teens are also prone to distraction, especially with friends in the car.

Peek-Asa C, Cavanaugh JE, Yang J, Chande V, Young T, Ramirez M. Steering teens safe: a randomized trial of a parent-based intervention to improve safe teen driving. BMC Public Health. 2014 Jul 31;14:777. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-777.

Yang J, Campo S, Ramirez M, Krapfl JR, Cheng G, Peek-Asa C. Family communication patterns and teen drivers' attitudes toward driving safety. J Pediatr Health Care. 2013 Sep-Oct;27(5):334-41. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2012.01.002.

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