Inside Track Newsletter Dec 12


Thank you for supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. We created the "Inside Track" newsletter to share our growth and accomplishments throughout the year. If you prefer to receive a hard copy, please let us know by contacting or (866) 635-8190.

Support the Childress Institute

Boys in sweaters  As you think about special holiday gifts for family and friends, remember that making year-end charitable gifts can be one of your most heartwarming experiences. The Childress Institute has many inspiring giving opportunities.  

Areas of Focus


Cardiovascular Changes in Pediatric Trauma
CIPT Scholar Dr. Alison Gardner's research found that a large percentage of children with shock have sustained isolated head injuries, and that this is more common in younger children. This could help shift the paradigm for treatment of shock in young children with head injuries.


Golden Hour Fund
The "golden hour" is the time following a traumatic injury when prompt medical treatment has the highest likelihood to prevent death. Our goal is to raise $100,000 before the end of 2012 to fund Pediatric International Trauma Life Support and Critical Care Support trainings.

Pediatric Trauma Conference
Clinicians received CME credits for attending the 3rd Annual Brenner Children's Hospital Pediatric Trauma Conference hosted by CIPT on October 17. We plan to continue providing CME credit specific to pediatric trauma education. View videos of the conference on YouTube.


Austin in VL w CIPT hat AdvoCare Supports CIPT at Phoenix  

Auction with NASCAR Foundation  

CFAF Research Grant



Donor Spotlight

Save Kids' Lives - Join the Childress Champions!

Childress Champions is a membership club to support our mission - a $30 gift gets you started! Members are eligible to receive CIPT merchandise, as well as an invitation to a special Childress Champion club event.

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Advisory Board

Thank you to CIPT board member and former Congressman Robin Hayes for helping us develop our public policy initiatives.

Sweeps' Winner

Congrats to our Race Weekend sweepstakes winners Susanne & Hannah Bowyer!

RC w sweeps winners 10-7-12

In the News

We are privileged to have several advocates who included us in their media initiatives this year.

Special thanks to:

  • Richard Childress
  • Kim Burton
  • Austin Dillon
  • DeLana Harvick
  • Chocolate Myers
  • Tati Papis
  • Mike Vaught

Event Photos

Annual Fundraiser

CV Products Car Show

Matt Gfeller Donut Run

Pediatric Trauma Conf
Brenner Peds Trauma Conf 10-2012
T. Wayne Robertson Golf Tournament