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Tens of thousands of firearm dealers across the country will now be required to run background checks on buyers. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) finalized a new rule, which mandates people who sell guns online, by mail, or at flea markets and firearm shows […]
Eugenio Weigend Vargas, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, participated in a panel for the 2024 Capitol Hill Policy Briefing – U.S. Gun Violence Exported Abroad on April 9. Dr. Weigend Vargas discussed his research around firearm imports and exports and their impact on not only the U.S., but […]
U-M livestream: Reducing the Risk: Firearms and Mental Health DATE: Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2024 EVENT: “Reducing the Risk: Firearms and Mental Health” Experts from the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention will discuss tips about safe firearm safe storage and how to leverage the “red flag laws” now available in Michigan […]
Opioid overdose deaths have grown ten-fold in Michigan since 2000, and the opioid epidemic continues to be a major public health crisis impacting thousands of Michiganders and their loved ones. To improve coordinated community response to opioid overdoses, University of Michigan researchers are placing near-real time data in the hands of public health and safety officers. […]
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A five-year-old boy was shot and killed in Garfield Township, MI in early April. Dr. Patrick Carter spoke with FOX 17 about the importance of evidence-based strategies for firearm violence prevention.
Students were not on campus when fires destroyed the King Kamehameha III school in Lahaina, but parents and teachers expressed concern about how the DOE would have handled student safety in the disaster. Hawaii DOE officials have repeatedly stressed that publishing school safety plans, which detail campuses’ responses to active shooters, fires and other crises, […]
The Department of Psychiatry nominated and the Regents have approved Maureen Walton, PhD, MPH as the inaugural Toby Brzoznowski Research Professor effective March 1, 2024. Dr. Walton is Professor and the Associate Chair for Research and Research Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry. She also is the Senior Associate Director of the Injury Prevention Center (IPC), […]
As featured in Yahoo! Finance, the Annual Spring-Cleaning Event Takes Place in Communities Across America “We’re calling on all Americans to join us to help make our nation cleaner, greener, healthier and safer.” But Keep America Beautiful officials say the impact of the cleanup goes far beyond simply making communities look nicer. They point to […]