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Preventing Firearm Injuries Among Children and Teens: A Public Health Approach

FACTS Consortium Expert Panel - REGISTER TODAY!

About the Event:
The Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium presents an interdisciplinary panel exploring a public health approach to preventing child firearm injuries. Our expert panelists from across the U.S will provide an overview and historical perspective on child firearm violence and explore promising policy and primary prevention approaches at the individual and community-level.

This event is FREE, but registration is required for in person attendance. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be live streamed and recorded.

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About Our Panelists:
Patrick Carter, MD: Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor and emergency physician at the University of Michigan (UM) Emergency Medicine. Dr. Carter’s research focuses on firearm injury prevention, specifically the development and implementation of emergency department (ED)-based intervention to decrease substance use and firearm behaviors among high-risk populations. His research examines the epidemiology and characteristics of firearm violence among urban youth and minority populations.

Frederick Rivara, MD: Dr. Rivara has worked in the area of violence and injury control for the last 30 years, with many studies focused in the area of firearm injury prevention. He was instrumental in studies demonstrating the correlation between safe storage of firearms and lower rates of unintentional injury. Dr. Rivara has published analyses examining the barriers to safe storage counseling among healthcare providers and has evaluated both community and health care setting based safe storage interventions. As the founding director of the Harborview Injury and Research Center, he has an extensive history of conducting research related to the primary prevention of pediatric injuries, youth violence, the epidemiology of firearm injuries, and injured pediatric patients.

April Zeoli, PhD: Dr Zeoli is the primary investigator on research to analyze the strength of legal firearm restrictions for perpetrators of domestic violence and their impact on intimate partner homicide. She studies the implementation of domestic violence firearm laws in selected communities, and has received attention for her interdisciplinary research applying an infectious disease model to the spread of homicide in Newark, New Jersey.

Charlie Branas, PhD: Dr. Branas is the chair of the department of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He has an extensive background conducting research that examines an array of risk factors for firearm related injuries among children and adolescents, with a focus on spatially-oriented risk factors for firearm carriage and use.

The FACTS consortium is an interdisciplinary group of more than 30 researchers, practitioners, and firearm owners across the U.S, who are dedicated to reducing child firearm injuries and deaths.

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When and Where

Map Palmer Commons - Forum Hall

October 2018

4:00pm - 5:15pm

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