The University of Michigan received a $5.5 million federal grant recently to launch a National Institutes of Health firearm research coordinating center that will oversee community-based research projects in three states that are designed to reduce firearm-related injuries.

In collaboration with the NIH, the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention will provide cross-network coordination, communication, analytics, engagement and dissemination efforts to help advance three new research projects led by teams at George Washington University, the University of Chicago and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

This funding will support operations for the first three years of a five-year plan.

Read the full press release in the University Record here.