“The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma will be the focal point of a national movement to improve the level of pediatric trauma care available across the country.

We will assemble the right team to conquer this national crisis. The Childress family is committed to making the Childress Institute the leader in pediatric trauma care and will lead the charge on behalf of injured children everywhere.” — Richard and Judy Childress

When Richard and Judy found out that traumatic injury was responsible for the death of more children in the U.S. than all other causes combined and how little attention this crisis was receiving nationally, they knew they had to do something about it. The Childresses teamed up with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to launch the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Their goal is to help save the lives of injured children throughout the U.S. and all over the world.

Awarded 3rd EMS World Expo Scholarship to Paramedic TJ Bishop

September 1, 2018

Sponsored AAN Sports Concussion Conference and Poster Presentation

July 20, 2018

Funded Advanced Burn Provider Course at Southern Region Burn Conference

November 2, 2017

Initiated Rural Needs Assessment research project as first step for establishing a virtual pediatric trauma network.

January 10, 2017

Launched national PSA featuring Richard Childress

August 1, 2012

Featured on Betty Crocker products at all Kroger grocery stores across U.S.

June 1, 2012

Joined Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS)

April 1, 2012

Moved into new office at Wake Forest Biotech Place

February 1, 2012

Started funding HITS pilot research study of head impact in youth football

July 1, 2010

Funded pediatric medical device study

November 1, 2009