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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20 Feb, 2024

Media Mention: How will experts measure effectiveness of Mich.’s new safe storage laws?

The new storage law, which went into effect Feb. 13, is part of several new legal strategies being used in Michigan to help stem gun violence as firearm-related injuries have become the leading cause of death for children and adolescents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, concrete […]

14 Feb, 2024

Podcast Series: Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence

In this podcast interview series, presented by the National Center for School Safety, experts will discuss topics such as youth suicide prevention, anonymous reporting systems, and community engagement. Listeners will gain a broad understanding of the intersection of school safety strategies and firearm-related injury. Click here to learn more. Stay tuned for each episode’s release […]

26 Oct, 2023

Mass shooting in Maine: U-M experts available to comment

University of Michigan experts are available to discuss various aspects of the mass shooting in Maine, from firearm injury prevention to public policy and the psychology of traumatic events with children. View the full advisory

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 […]

03 Jun, 2021

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 […]

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