• CfIR Sponsors Cleveland Institute of Art Intern: Isabella Piechota thrives as a senior biomedical art major at the Cleveland Institute of Art. During Summer 2017, the 21-year-old worked as an intern for the Center for Injury Research. Piechota illustrated the human spine and the spine of the crash test dummies used in physical tests to display how humalike the dummies are. Piechota is excited that the use of medical illustration varies broadly from use in journal articles, technical papers, conference presentations and court exhibits.



  • Acronyms: Organizations
  • AAMVA - American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
  • CAS – Center for Auto Safety
  • CIREN - Crash Injury Research Engineering Network
  • DOT – Department of Transportation
  • FARS – Fatality Analysis Reporting System
  • FHWA - Federal Highway Administration
  • GWU - George Washington University
  • HLDI - Highway Loss Data Institute
  • IIHS – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • NCSA - National Center for Statistics and Analysis
  • NHSB – National Highway Safety Bureau
  • NHTSA – National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
  • OVSC - Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance
  • SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers
  • SEI – Safety Engineering International
  • UNSW – University of New South Wales
  • UVA - University of Virginia

  • Acronyms: Technical Terms
  • ATD - Anthropomorphic Test Dummy
  • CARS - Car Allowance Rebate System
  • CATS - Customer Automated Tracking System
  • CG – Center of Gravity
  • CRIS – Controlled Rollover Impact System
  • ESC – Electronic Stability Control
  • ESV – Experimental Safety Vehicle
  • FARS – Fatality Analysis Reporting System
  • FMVSS – Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
  • HALO – High Attenuation Load Offset Device
  • IBM – Integrated Bending Moment
  • JRS – Jordan Rollover System
  • LWR – Load-to-Weight Ratio
  • NASS – National Automotive Sampling System
  • NCAP - New Car Assessment Program
  • NCSA - National Center for Statistics and Analysis
  • RDMD - Rollover Damage Minimization Device
  • ROPS – Rollover Occupant Protection System
  • RSV – Research Safety Vehicle
  • SSF – Static Stability Factor
  • SWR – Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • VIN - Vehicle Identification Number