Flaura Koplin Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director and founder of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was elected into the National Academy of Medicine this morning. She is one of 80 physicians to receive the prestigious honor this year.
“I am deeply honored to be included among the members of the National Academy of Medicine and grateful to the many partners who applied my team’s research to innovations that achieved reductions in traffic crashes and injuries,” says Dr. Winston. “I hope to bring this research-action-impact approach to deliberations at the National Academies to help accelerate benefit from research discoveries and technology, to narrow the chasm between discovery and value. I want to see scientific and engineering breakthroughs, big and small, become life-saving discoveries, especially for children and youth.”
Dr. Winston holds a Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at CHOP and serves as the Scientific Director of the National Science Foundation Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS). Her research includes improving child passenger safety, preventing teen and young driver crashes, and addressing posttraumatic stress after injury, a field where medicine, engineering and public health intersect. Dr. Winston’s work has led to patents and a startup company, Diagnostic Driving, Inc., which provides virtual driving assessments to corporate fleets, universities, and is being used in driver licensing centers in the state of Ohio… Continue reading.