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Injuries have a devastating impact on individuals, families, the healthcare system, and society through premature death and disability, medical costs, and lost productivity. Injuries are the leading cause of death for people age 1 to 44. When combined, there are more deaths from unintentional injuries and violence than all other diseases with the exception of heart disease and cancer. Injury control research centers provide an ideal environment for concerted efforts in research, education, training and outreach to reduce the burden of injury. Read More...

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MCW Injury Research News

Dr. Hargarten Recommends that Gun Violence be Addressed as Public Health Problem

July 28 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Stephen Hargarten recommends that Milwaukee’s gun violence must be treated as a public health problem. WPR

MCW concussion expert wins GE & NFL Head Health Challenge Award

July 23 - A team of researchers led by Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and director of brain injury research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), have been named winners of a major research grant from the General Electric (GE) and the National Football League (NFL) Head Health Challenge 1, which is awarding up to $10 million in total awards.

Dr. Michael McCrea Receives $500,000 Grant for Innovative Concussion Research

July 24 - Dr. Mike McCrea and his team named one of the GE & NFL Head Health Challenge I winners for their innovative concussion research.

Dr. Hargarten, Julie Halverson Call for Public Health Approach to Reduce Gun Violence

May 13 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine; Associate Dean for Global Health) and Julie Halverson (Injury Research Center) call for a public health approach to reduce gun violence in Milwaukee in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Reducing gun violence in Milwaukee

May 11 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, chair of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Julie Halverson, assistant director of the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discuss gun violence and public health in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel op-ed. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Handgun Buyers at Higher Risk of Committing Suicide during First Week after Purchase

May 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s PolitiFact cites research published in 2000 by MCW’s Firearm Injury Center that people who buy handguns are at a higher risk of committing suicide during the first week after the purchase. PolitiFact

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