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"Understanding & Preventing Firearm Violence"

Dr. Garen Wintemute, UC Davis
Jul 11, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Firearm violence is reshaping the character of American public life and is one of the nation's leading causes of premature death. Dr. Wintemute will review key data on firearm violence in the US and California, emphasizing points on which those data disagree with common perceptions of the problem. He will discuss the implications of recent research for specific risk- and population-based prevention efforts.

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Dr. Wintemute is the founding director of VPRP, the Violence Prevention Research Program, and holds the Baker–Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis. He also directs UCFC, the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center. He was among the first to study firearm violence as a public health problem, and firearm violence remains the primary focus of his research and policy work. He practices and teaches emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center and is a professor of emergency medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. His current research focuses on violence risk factors and interventions to prevent violence, particularly among firearm owners. Trained initially as a biologist at Yale University, Dr. Wintemute attended medical school and residency at UC Davis and studied epidemiology and injury prevention at The Johns Hopkins University.



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