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University of Michigan researchers in disciplines ranging from the social sciences and the arts to engineering and public health are working together to formulate and answer critical questions about firearm injury prevention. Our teams’ collaborative efforts have placed U-M at the forefront of firearm injury prevention research.

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22 Jun, 2022

U-M experts available to discuss prevention, aftermath of school shooting in Texas

University of Michigan experts are available to discuss school shootings and the community aftermath in the wake of the shootings at Robb Elementary School in Texas (May 25, 2022). Learn more about resources and find contact information here. William Lopez is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education. He can discuss issues […]

21 Jun, 2022

Asian Americans armed selves during pandemic due to racial acts

Asian Americans who experienced increased acts of racism at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to acquire firearms and ammunition for self-defense, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Read the full article from the University of Michigan Record on May 31, 2022.

21 Jun, 2022

Researchers partner with community to improve firearm safety, reduce injuries

The University of Michigan partners with residents from Upper Peninsula county to create a new educational program around firearm safety. The Store Safely program, led by U-M clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Ewell Foster, brings together various groups from across Marquette County – from public health practitioners, local business owners and law enforcement officials to suicide […]

24 May, 2022

Asian Americans armed themselves during the pandemic in response to racial acts

Asian Americans who experienced increased acts of racism at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to acquire firearms and ammunition for self-defense, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. “Our data suggests that racism and its link to increased firearm ownership and carrying may […]

02 May, 2022

Increased organized activities could help reduce firearm violence among youth

Participation in organized and group activities may play a key role in preventing firearm aggression among youth who have been exposed to violence or violent behaviors, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. Read more here.

16 Feb, 2022

Call for submissions: Pilot grants to support firearm injury prevention work

The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, based in the Office of the Vice President for Research, has initiated its inaugural round of pilot grants to generate knowledge and advance innovative solutions that reduce firearm injury. The institute, a presidential initiative, plans to award grants to multiple teams across U-M so they can formulate and answer […]

15 Dec, 2021

How Mass Shootings Like Oxford Impact Communities and Mental Health

University of Michigan public health and psychology expert Dr. Marc Zimmerman talks about how mass violence affects everyone and how to cope on National Public Radio’s WDET 101.9 FM in Detroit, Michigan. Learn more and listen to the whole interview here.

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