New U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention: IPC Leadership and Faculty Share Thoughts in Podcast
The University of Michigan has elevated its focus on firearm injury prevention through a $10 million five-year commitment to launch of a new Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, to generate knowledge and advance innovative solutions.
The new Center will address firearms injuries across the lifespan including suicide, community and school-based violence, domestic violence, peer violence and police violence, and disparities in susceptibility to firearm injuries by race, gender, geographic location and socioeconomic status. Professors Marc Zimmerman and Patrick Carter will lead the institute as its inaugural co-directors; they will continue to help lead the Firearm Safety among Children and Teens (FACTS) consortium. Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Senior Advisor to the U-M IPC will chair the Steering Committee for the new Center.
Several IPC leaders and core faculty presented as part of the Michigan Minds Firearm Injury Prevention Research Series podcast to discuss the new Center and other topics. Click to hear sessions with Rebecca Cunningham, MD; Marc Zimmerman, PhD; Cindy Ewell Foster, PhD; Patrick Carter, MD; Lisa Wexler, PhD; Justin Heinze, PhD; Jane Prophet, PhD; Jason Goldstick, PhD.