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Four graduate students in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Research fellowship through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Student-led study shows that those with autism spectrum disorder present difficulties in time estimation abilities while driving.
Grace Albright, Austin Svancara and Gabriela Sherrod, graduate research assistants in the UAB Translational Research for Injury Prevention Lab, have been awarded a 2020-2021 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Research fellowship.
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.
A College of Arts and Sciences graduate student has been selected for a 2020-2021 fellowship with the Society for Public Health Education.  

Benjamin McManus, Ph.D.

• Driving safety in severe weather, including rain, ice and snow • Occupational impact on driving conditions • Sleep deprivation and driving performance •  Impact of stress on driving safety •  Distracted driving and driving performance • Injury prevention through workplace risk identification

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Study shows that vehicles with advanced technology could potentially reduce crashes, injuries and deaths.
The Birmingham City Council Transportation Committee provides funding for the UAB TRIP Lab’s current driving safety community outreach efforts.
A UAB graduate student will work with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to gain hands-on research experience applicable to his work in the UAB TRIP Lab.

UAB students will focus on transportation research as part of Federal Highway Administration fellowship.

The findings from the NIH-funded study will have implications on targeted interventions and policy changes in distracted driving.