December 8, 2022

Firearm Safety: A Comprehensive Approach

Cynthia Ewell Foster, Ph.D., discussed firearm safety in the "Well Aware" series.

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Our experts discussed firearm injuries and deaths and what we can do to prevent them from occurring. They addressed ways to keep our youth safer through research and education as well as by working with community leaders and Emergency Departments. They outlined their hopes for the future and shared the following resources.


Rebecca Cunningham, M.D.
William G. Barsan Collegiate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice President for Research, U-M Office of Research
Principal Investigator, Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS)

Patrick Carter, M.D.
Co-Director, U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention
Co-Director, U-M Injury Prevention Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Health Behavior and Health Education

Cynthia Ewell Foster, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Douglas Wiebe, Ph.D.
Co-Director and Principal Investigator, U-M Injury Prevention Center
Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Epidemiology

Marc Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Marshall H Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health
Co-Director, U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention
Director, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention 


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Medicine has created an informational series to connect experts with our patients, donors and friends. This is an opportunity to engage with a panel of speakers — anchored by Michigan Medicine leadership — who bring research, experience and recommendations on today’s topics relevant to improving the health of people here and around the globe.