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06 May, 2024

Injury Prevention Science and Firearm Injury in Pediatric Health

In an accompanying editorial published in JAMA, Drs. Patrick Carter, Laura Seewald and Marc Zimmerman note the findings from a recent study highlight the critical and urgent need for the U.S. to address firearm injury using established public health principles and science that parallel those that have been applied to other leading causes of death, […]

07 Feb, 2024

Media Mention: As guns rise to leading cause of death among US children, research funding to help prevent and protect victims lags

More children die from guns than anything else in the United States, but relatively little funding is available to study how to prevent these tragedies. From 2008 to 2017, about $12 million in federal research awards were granted to study pediatric firearm mortality each year – about $600 per life lost, according to a study published in Health Affairs. […]

15 Nov, 2023

U-M participates in national conference that highlights latest firearm-related harms research

The second annual 2023 National Research Conference for the Prevention of Firearm-Related Harms was held in Chicago earlier this month, bringing together more than 650 people to discuss the latest trends and findings in firearm injury prevention research. The University of Michigan played a crucial role in the organization of the 2022 conference and again […]

09 Nov, 2023

Media Mention: U-M expert talks crime trends, root causes after violent week

Three people were found dead blocks away from each other in Grand Rapids earlier this week, all in the span of a few hours. All this week, neighbors and officials have responded to this tragedy as the community grieves. Dr. Patrick Carter speaks with Fox 17 about the rise in firearm violence and the impact it has […]

02 Nov, 2023

Can hospitals help to reduce violence?

Hospital-based violence intervention programs steer victims to safer, productive lives. Research shows challenges to reducing assaults on a broad scale. Dr. Patrick Carter spoke with the Association of American Medical Colleges about the importance of hospital-based violence intervention programs being part of a larger firearm injury prevention plan in communities.

02 Nov, 2023

Media Mention: Can hospitals help to reduce violence?

Hospital-based violence intervention programs steer victims to safer, productive lives. Research shows challenges to reducing assaults on a broad scale. The question is, what impact can HVIPs reasonably be expected to achieve? Dozens of studies, and the experiences of program staff, have spotlighted their potential; the programs have improved the lives of countless people, often […]

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