CIREN


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CIREN

Crash injury research and engineering network.
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The Medical College of Wisconsin was chosen as a CIREN center because of its historical commitment, over two decades, to biomedical research, and its international reputation in biomechanics; the Level 1 Trauma Center of its primary adult and pediatric partners, Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; and its unparalleled impact testing facilities at the Veterans Medical Center in Milwaukee.
A linked computer network allows all CIREN researchers to review crash and injury data and share their expertise.
NHTSA's nine other CIREN centers are the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore; University of Medicine and Dentistry/New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ; Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Research findings and other information on CIREN are on the Internet at http://www-nrd.
NHTSA already directs seven CIREN centers throughout the United States.
Designed to augment data developed through the use of simulated crash situations involving dummies, the CIREN centers analyze real-world incidents to discover more about the specific causes of crashes.
The CIREN program was originated and launched by Ricardo Martinez, M.
A key focus of CIREN is to discover ways to prevent severe injuries to crash victims -- people who wouldn't have lived a decade or more ago but now survive crashes due to vehicle safety devices, especially the use of air bags.
CIREN centers work closely with one another, as well as local emergency medical services and police, to improve triage for critically injured crash victims.
NHSTA now funds four CIREN Centers: the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland; the University of Medicine & Dentistry/New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey; the Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC; and the Lehman Injury Research Center/University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.