Congratulations to Drs. Carter, Goldstick, & Wexler on New Multi-year Research Funding


Congratulations to Drs. Carter, Goldstick, & Wexler on New Multi-year Research Funding

Congratulations to Director Dr. Patrick Carter; Director, Statistics & Methods Section Dr. Jason Goldstick; and Core Faculty member Dr. Lisa Wexler on their new awards, part of a $4.6 M set of multi-year U-M grants funded by the CDC and NIH, to address issues related to firearm injury prevention research.

Dr. Carter and team received a 3-year CDC grant, “Preventing risky firearm behaviors among urban youth seeking emergency department care,” for a new randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy of Project IntERact, a technology-enhanced behavioral intervention program that has helped reduce risky firearm behavior and continued violence in adolescents.

Dr. Goldstick and team received CDC funding for a 3-year project, “Multi-site external validation and improvement of a clinical screening tool for future firearm violence,” which will use machine learning methods to optimize the ability to assess young people’s risk for firearm violence when in the emergency department, including validation of a screening tool called the SAFETY score.

Dr. Wexler and team received NIH funding for a study, “Family safety net: developing an upstream suicide prevention approach to encourage safe firearm storage in rural and remote Alaskan homes,” employing a community-based participatory approach to support, encourage and assess safe firearm storage practices relevant to Alaska Native families.