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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21 Dec, 2022

National conference highlights need for evidence-based strategies to address firearm injury prevention

The first test of an online injury prevention strategy in rural Michigan shows promise for reducing risk in firearm-owning families with children by engaging with local communities and organizations to identify tailored solutions, according to new findings presented at the 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention. The early data (Store Safely: A culturally […]

20 Dec, 2022

Continuing Research Efforts To Reduce Firearm Injury With New Cohort of Faculty

In an effort to continue its mission of reducing firearm injury, and expand the efforts of firearm injury prevention research, the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention has broadened its expertise with the first cohort of faculty researchers whose appointments fall solely under the institute. First launched as a presidential initiative in 2019, it became an […]

15 Dec, 2022

U-M plays major role in largest-ever firearm injury prevention research conference

Faculty, learners and staff involved in co-organizing and running three-day event, and giving numerous presentations and posters By Kara Gavin There’s never been anything like it before. And its success has ensured there will be more to come. From November 30 to December 2, nearly 600 researchers and other professionals gathered to share new knowledge […]

30 Nov, 2022

National conference convenes leaders in firearm injury prevention research

In an effort to expand the pipeline for, and foster collaboration in, the field of firearm injury prevention research, more than 500 researchers are gathering Nov. 30-Dec. 1 for the 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention in Washington, D.C. The two-day meeting—the largest research conference held for this field of study—is co-organized by the University […]

29 Nov, 2022

U-M launches comprehensive firearm injury prevention open online course

The University of Michigan’s Center for Academic Innovation launched a new firearm injury prevention online course this month that is free and publicly accessible, offering the most comprehensive, free evidence-based online learning opportunity in this field of study to date. The course, designed and developed by the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens Consortium (FACTS), in […]

18 Nov, 2022

Opinion: Gun violence plagues America, but tougher policing isn’t the best answer

Sara Heller, PhD discusses firearm injury in the U.S. and why using evidence-based policies is critical to addressing the public health issue. Dr. Heller is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Michigan and faculty affiliate with U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. Read the full article here  

15 Nov, 2022

Domestic violence restraining orders and access to guns: U-M expert discusses

University of Michigan researcher April Zeoli addresses the implications of a recent Texas judge’s decision to strike down the federal law prohibiting access to firearms for individuals subject to domestic violence protection orders. Read Dr. Zeoli’s Faculty Q&A feature here. Also read an op-ed on the decision, as co-authored by Dr. Zeoli and published in The […]

09 Nov, 2022

Podcast: Examining Racism Against the AAPI Community and Gun Ownership

To examine how firearm behaviors (how guns were stored, carried, and thought about) were impacted by racism and discrimination experiences, Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh (University of Michigan) and Dr. Tsu-Yin Wu (Eastern Michigan University) launched a new, landmark study, which they joined the podcast to share with hosts Kelly and JJ. Listen to the podcast

02 Nov, 2022

Now accepting applications to U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention’s postdoctoral training program

The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention is recruiting outstanding early-career research investigators to join a cohort of postdoctoral fellows who are part of an NIH-funded T32 training grant, Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS): Multi-Disciplinary Research Training Program. The program aims to address the critical need to develop a scientific workforce […]

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