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  • Four elements to swim safety this summer
    Attention, proximity, continuity and competency are four key ways to keep everyone safe in the water this summer.
  • 5 simple ways to stay safe cycling around campus
    Before you hop on that bike to commute to work or head across campus, make sure you, your bicycle and your knowledge of the road are ready.
  • 4 easy steps to stay safe as a pedestrian on campus
    From choosing crosswalks over jaywalks to choosing smart clothing options for nighttime walking, it's simple to safely commute by foot on campus.
  • New research recommends expansion of supervision techniques to prevent child drownings
    In his newest research, Schwebel suggests that a fourth dimension be added to the current drowning prevention model.
  • Four easy steps to be a safer pedestrian
    Downtown Birmingham has a pedestrian culture, and therefore, following safety tips such as using the sidewalks and limiting distractions is of utmost importance.
  • Halloween festivities are back: Here is what you need to know to keep your children safe
    UAB experts advise parents to think about keeping kids safe this Halloween. 
  • Keeping the boo-boos away: how parents can help prevent injuries
    One UAB expert explains how parents can address specific areas of safety concern for each stage of a child’s life.
  • Is your car seat installed and fastened properly?
    Car seats are documented to reduce injuries and deaths in children but are effective only if installed and used properly.
  • Superheroes: Helping or hurting children?
    Could superheroes make children participate in more dangerous play time? A UAB graduate research assistant is conducting a study to see whether superheroes could be related to adolescent injuries.
  • Research on children’s fear of traffic selected for Elsevier Research Selection
    Research from UAB and China’s Nantong University found that children who were more fearful made safer pedestrian decisions, but too much fear could cause them to make more mistakes.
  • Online firearms educational tool receives funding for development and implementation
    A $1.95 million grant will allow UAB researchers to develop an online tool to help educate children on firearms safety.
  • Do you cross this intersection daily? Then here is the study for you
    A UAB-designed app warns distracted pedestrians before they step into the road. Researchers need 400-plus people to enroll in their NIH-funded study to test its effectiveness. Participants will receive $50 to compensate for their time — and could help save lives.
  • Virtual help for a job virtually all parents get wrong: installing car seats
    UAB child safety researcher testing augmented reality app to prevent roadway injuries and death.
  • Translating safety: a VR approach to reduce pedestrian injuries among Chinese kids
    Developmental psychologist Huarong Wang, from China's Nantong University, was drawn to UAB by David Schwebel's "very influential" research on child safety.
  • Keeping Halloween safe: Tips from UAB experts
    UAB experts offer ways to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween.
  • Grant launches research on virtual training for parents installing car seats
  • Grant launches research on virtual training for parents installing car seats
    Researchers will look at the effectiveness and accuracy of using virtual training as a way to help parents in rural areas install child restraint systems properly.
  • UAB doctoral hooding, commencement ceremonies set for April 27, 28
    An estimated 2,138 students are scheduled to graduate from UAB this spring, in three ceremonies.
  • Halloween safety tips and tricks from UAB experts
    Following a few simple guidelines can help make Halloween fun, not scary, for teens and kids.
  • Free lock boxes tied to safer gun storage in family homes
    Giving away free lock boxes for gun storage may lead more families to store firearms safely away from children, a recent study suggests.

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