Childress Institute for
Pediatric Trauma Funds New Research to Save Injured
Dr. Frederick Rivara from the University of Washington in
Seattle Receives $75,000
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan.
15, 2014) - After a rigorous nine-month review
process, the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma has selected
Dr. Frederick Rivara's research project to receive a $75,000 grant
based on its overall impact to enhance standard practices in
pediatric trauma management. Dr. Rivara is a professor of
pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle.
"Almost 200,000 injured children are
hospitalized every year in America," said Dr. J. Wayne Meredith,
executive director of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma,
chair of general surgery and director of the division of surgical
sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "The Childress
Institute funds research to help health care professionals discover
new ways of treating and saving seriously injured children. We plan
to support research across the United States and share that
knowledge to improve care no matter where you live, and Dr.
Rivara's project helps achieve that objective."
The goal of Dr. Rivara's project,
titled "Development of the Pediatric Trauma Assessment and
Management Database," is to help reduce pediatric trauma deaths by
developing a unique database created by the linking of two
different sets of data on pediatrics trauma patients. His group
will test the usefulness of the database by examining the care of
critically injured children. Dr. Rivara believes this will lead to
the development of appropriate quality of care indicators to assist
those treating pediatric trauma patients.
"We are excited our database project
was selected from so many deserving studies to receive a grant from
the Childress Institute," said Dr. Rivara. "We think analyzing
information about pediatric patients will result in better
treatment options and will help achieve our common goal of saving
the lives and improving the outcomes of injured children."
In early 2013, the Childress
Institute announced the availability of research funds for a
project focused on improving treatment for pediatric trauma
patients. The Childress Institute will choose another research
project in 2014. Instructions for the 2014 "Request for
Application" will be distributed early this year.
To learn more about the Childress
Institute for Pediatric Trauma, visit www.InjuredKids.org, or find
the Childress Institute via social media on Twitter @injuredkids,
About the Childress
Institute for Pediatric Trauma
The Childress Institute's goal is to lead national efforts to
reduce death and disability following injury to children less than
18 years of age. It is dedicated to improving outcomes for
critically-injured children across the U.S. by investing resources
in research, education and awareness. The Institute helps injured
kids get the best care, when they need it the most.
Life-threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America.
Nearly 10,000 children die each year - more than all other causes
combined. The Childress Institute invests resources in research,
education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically
injured children in the U.S. The Childress Institute for Pediatric
Trauma was founded at and receives considerable support from Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center. The Institute was established
through the generosity of Richard and Judy Childress. For more
information, please visit www.InjuredKids.org.