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.
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 […]
Turning a psychiatric crisis into a chance to prevent firearm injury
A new effort to reduce the risk of firearm injury by offering free gun locks and educational resources to people receiving care for a mental health crisis is now under way at Michigan Medicine. Read more here.
Podcast Series: Firearm Injury Prevention Research at the University of Michigan
In 2021, the University of Michigan launched the new Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention to generate knowledge and advance innovative solutions that reduce firearm injury, a public health crisis that leads to more than 100 deaths per day across the United States. The U-M Public Engagement & Impact Team produced eight podcasts that feature researchers across the […]
Cindy Ewell Foster, PhD; Preventing Youth Suicide, Michigan Minds Special Series: Firearm Injury Prevention
Cindy Ewell Foster is partnering with residents in the Upper Peninsula to develop a firearm safety education program that aims to reduce morbidity and mortality among youth. Listen to this 16 minute episode featuring Dr. Foster by Michigan Minds as part of their special series on firearm injury prevention. Learn more and listen to all […]
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