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.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico announced a 30-day ban on carrying firearms in public areas or state property in Albuquerque and its county, a move that she said was a necessary response to gun violence in the region but that critics denounced as unconstitutional. The ban was issued on Friday as a declaration […]
National Public Radio’s program All Things Considered interviews University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention Co-Director Dr. Patrick Carter on August 15, 2022 about new federal funding available to support gun violence research. Listen to the full interview.
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 […]
The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention researchers at the University of Michigan respond to the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022 which killed 19 students and 2 teachers. Resources highlighting key areas of support for communities after a school shooting event are available from The Institute for Firearm […]
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.
Firearms have surpassed motor vehicles as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States, according to new federal data analyzed by researchers at the University of Michigan. Read more here.
In an effort to reduce firearm injuries and deaths, a team of University of Michigan researchers is partnering with hospitals and communities to better understand what motivates young people to carry firearms. Read more here.
University of Michigan experts can discuss school shootings and the aftermath in a community in the wake of the shootings Nov. 30, 2021 at Oxford High School in Michigan. Read more about the expert advisory panel and its response here.
Media Mention: Most school shooters get their guns from home – and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went up
Most school shooters obtain the firearm from home. And the number of guns within reach of high school-age teenagers has increased during the pandemic – highlighting the importance of locking firearms and keeping them unloaded in the home. Since the onset of the public health crisis, firearm sales have spiked. Many of these firearms have ended up in […]
A $6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded to the University of Michigan will support researchers so they can partner with communities on innovative projects that ultimately aim to reduce youth firearm violence. Read more here
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