Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network
The Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) is a multi-center research program involving a collaboration of clinicians and engineers in academia, industry, and government coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Together, they are pursuing in-depth studies of crashes, injuries, and treatments to improve processes and outcomes.
CIREN's mission is to improve the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of motor vehicle crash injuries to reduce deaths, disabilities, and human and economic costs.
CAB staff have worked with the CIREN Center located at the Inova Fairfax Hospital. The objective of this work has been to suggest mechanisms for the injuries to vehicle occupants involved in crashes in and around Washington DC. This involves using laboratory findings to help explain real world crashes.