The focus of our research is the prevention and control of unintentional injuries, particularly those resulting from motor vehicle crashes.
Congratulations to Dr. Haley Bednarz on a successful PhD defense! Dr. Rajesh Kana and I served as Co-Chairs of her dissertation titled "Neural and Neuropsychological Correlates of Driving in Autism and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder."
Congratulations to Grace Albright on a successful master’s thesis defense today! 🎊 🎉
We are now enrolling teens and their parents for our new study! Please call us if you are interested in learning more about it!
Exciting news about what we will be doing for the next 5 years!!!
The grant will help UAB researchers evaluate the impact of mild traumatic brain injury on teen driving and develop guidelines on when teens can safely get back behind the wheel.
Attention parents and teens! Complete this form for an opportunity to participate in one of our future studies!
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UAB interviews our very own TRIPster and Occupational Health expert, Dr. McManus, on "quarantine fatigue."
A UAB expert explains why you might be struggling with work-life balance.
Way to go Grace!
A College of Arts and Sciences graduate student has been selected for a 2020-2021 fellowship with the Society for Public Health Education.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead longitudinal research studies in learning-to-drive among adolescent drivers, returning-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury among adolescent drivers, and other transportation safety projects in the Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory (TRIP Lab) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Psychology. More information provided in the link below!
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead longitudinal research studies in learning-to-drive among adolescent drivers, returning-to-drive after mild traumatic brain injury among adolescent drivers, and other transportation safety projects in the Translational Research for Injury Prevention Labora...
In search of someone with teaching experience at the high school level to assist with a distracted driving project. You do not have to be in the Birmingham area! Email [email protected] for more information. $$$
Safe driving plea: Baldwin superintendent recalls loss of son
Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler, following tragedies involving students this summer, issued a plea to parents on Tuesday to talk to their children about safe driving.
Our latest work on COVID and driving in teens! Overall, we saw reductions in driving post-COVID restrictions in Alabama; however, some teens showed lower driving reductions, including older teens, teens who were employed, and minority teens.
Full article is posted below.
Understanding who heeds the driving-related COVID-19 restrictions is critical for assisting public health professionals improve response to this and f…
Check out our latest paper on teen distracted driving! Teens perceive interacting with cell phones as a greater threat to their safety than talking on a phone while driving. Despite popular belief,
talking on a cell phone increases crash risk too!
The current study had three aims: 1) describe distracted driving beliefs among adolescents by various distraction types (i.e., talking on a hands-free…
TEXT, TALK, ACT uses text messaging to deliver content and information to our nation’s youth through their cell phones. Launching on May 7th, and continuing throughout the month of May, teens text APA to 89800 to engage in an activity around mental health. Teens will learn about how to take care of their mental health, especially in light of challenges related to COVID-19, and how to reach out to their parents/guardians to start a conversation around mental health. The text messages include polling questions, discussion questions, videos, and social media interactions. The activity takes 45 minutes and culminates in building the skills needed to hold an effective conversation with their parents on the topic of mental health.
Congrats to our TRIPster Sharan!! 💚💛
UAB allowed Honors College student Sharan Kaur to showcase her culture and educate others through her role as co-president of the Indian Cultural Association, she says.
Deep South Center for OH&S
Benjamin McManus, Phd- Invited Speaker for 1st day of the SE Region Research Symposium.
Dr. McManus was invited to present his work on truck drivers and health care workers this morning at the 3rd Annual Southeast Regional Research Symposium!
His talk emphasized how a psychology framework is critical to examine workplace conditions and demands and further our understanding of how human limitations increase injury risk.
Thanks to the Hoover YMCA for hosting us today!
The UAB TRIP Lab brought their portable driving simulator to the Hoover YMCA to show kids the dangers of driving distracted. This simulator will allow student drivers to get behind the wheel in a safe environment: while “driving,” hazards and distractions will arise.
This event is FREE! 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Distracted driving accounts for approximately 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities—and of these fatalities, teens comprise the largest group by age.
Researcher awarded BBJ’s Top 40 Under 40 for efforts to make roads safer
A champion of science-based behavioral change, Stavrinos is honored for her work in educating the public on risky driving behaviors.
Happy Birthday to one of our hardworking graduate students, Austin Svancara!!
why we do what we do...
The tragedy is that this is so easy to change
Love running into our TRIP alumni at conferences!
Dr. Caitlin Pope, Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of Kentucky
Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC
2020 is going to be a great year! The UAB TRIP Lab has an ambitious goal to tackle one of the biggest public health issues facing Americans - motor vehicle crashes!
Live recording for VOD
Meet the newest member of our TRIP team, Bria Gresham! Bria graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors from UAB in December 2019. She will be serving as the Community Outreach Coordinator for our partnership with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham. Bria's long term career goal is to pursue a graduate degree in Developmental Psychology.
So proud of our Eisenhower Fellows!
Spotted in Tennessee today… from @angelagbrasher
Congratulations to TRIPster Brittani McGinnis who is graduating with a Bachelor's in Biology this Saturday from UAB. She will begin the Advanced Masters in Nursing Program at UAB in January!
Had a wonderful visit with our colleagues from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University! Looking forward to launching our next project assessing mild traumatic brain injury and driving soon!
Despina Stavrinos, associate professor of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who did not work on the study told Newsweek she wasn't surprised by the findings "given how pervasive cell phones are in our everyday lives."
Head and neck injuries related to phones were relatively rare up until 2007, when rates shot up following the release of the iPhone, according to researchers.
Congrats to our team on this important work!
A new study shows the quality of sleep medical and surgical residents receive is poor and causes persistent fatigue throughout residency.
UAB breaks record with $600 million in research funding
The university received over $600 million in research funding this year, UAB announced Monday morning.
Answers for distracted driving - Powered by will. | UAB
In a former bank building on UAB’s campus, psychology researcher Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., is studying how to secure something more precious than checks or coins: human lives. Her Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory (TRIP Lab) is equipped with a first-of-its-kind full-bodied SU...
We are so proud of TRIP Lab Alumni, Will Wagner! Will made it to the 3MT Finals at UAB yesterday for his graduate work in Autism and Facial Expression.
William Wagner presents “Evolution in traditional notions of emotion.”
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