September 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Manhole Cover Project, 15 years later
Fifteen years ago Bradley McCallum and the Wadsworth Atheneum, together with the Injury Prevention Center of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, worked with a team of local students to explore issues of gun violence in the city. A central part of the project was an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum that involved casting, and presenting, of 228 custom-designed manhole covers. [more]

August 2011 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Super Safe Comics at the Movies
Captain Super Safe’s fully animated adventure was seen in theaters throughout Connecticut during the movie pre-show. The 60-second adventure focused on bike helmet use and the prevention of brain injury. [more]

November 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Federal research grant awarded to Injury Free in Hartford
Building off of his work on teen driving safety with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford, Dr. Brendan Campbell and the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's Medical Center were awarded a three year, $750,000 research grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) research grant program to evaluate the efficacy of driving simulator training for novice teen drivers. The highly competitive grant was one of only four EMSC research grants awarded in the country and the only injury prevention grant. [more]

April 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Driving Simulator Project Begins in Connecticut with a $25,000 Grant from The Allstate Foundation
Funding from Allstate Foundation allows Connecticut Children’s Medical Center project to improve teen safety behind the wheel. Students at Jonathan Law High School in Milford became the first in the state to use a computer-based virtual driver training simulator Tuesday morning. The equipment will be back at the school for three months next year as part of a pilot project initiated by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Allstate Foundation to help students understand the rules of the road and recognize and develop appropriate responses to typical driving hazards. [more]

February 2008 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford
Doctor Crusades To Tighten Laws For Young Drivers
Keeping Teenagers Alive -------------------- By MAGDALENE PEREZ The Hartford Courant Dr. Brendan Campbell still remembers the first time he saw a teenage driver die on the operating table. It was a spring night in 1996, and a 16-year-old had crashed his pickup truck into a tree. Doctors rushed the boy into the emergency room about midnight, but there was little they could do. [more]