Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
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MCW Injury Research News
March 5 - An article in Discovery cites a 2008 MCW study that found that states that perform background checks and have tighter restrictions on gun purchases have lower firearm suicide (and homicide) deaths as a result of these limitations. Discovery News
March 5 - An Associated Press article on Senator Tammy Baldwin’s position on gun control notes that she had a private meeting at Froedtert with Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine). Fox11 TV
Feb 27 - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and members of her staff visited the Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, Feb. 21. The Senator toured the Froedtert Hospital Emergency Department and learned about the campus’s two Level 1 Trauma Centers— Froedtert and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She then participated in a discussion about injury and violence prevention with IRC faculty and staff.
Feb. 27 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine) notes that civilians firing handguns are less likely to hit their target than police officers in a Huffington Post article exploring the issue of defensive gun usage. The Huffington Post
A coalition of La Crosse organizations and the Medical College of Wisconsin aims to reduce alcohol-related injuries and deaths among youth in La Crosse County.
Jan. 22 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine) is one of 100 researchers nationwide who signed a letter to Vice President Joseph Biden calling for an increase in federal support for research on gun violence. The Scientist
Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, professor and chair of emergency medicine and the director of the Injury Research Center, discusses gun violence as a public health issue that must be addressed. The Star Phoenix
Computerized baseline testing measures an athlete's cognitive skills. Today’s TMJ4
Some vehicle safety ratings are based on information gathered at the Medical College of Wisconsin and provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. FOX 6 News
Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Professor and Chief of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Injury Research Center, calls gun violence a public health issue that needs to be addressed as a social disease. USA Today
The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.
The John M. Kohler Foundation has given $250,000 to the Medical College of Wisconsin Global Health Program in memory of Dr. Elaine Kohler, a former associate professor of pediatrics and fellow alumna.
Peter Layde, MD, professor of emergency medicine and co-director of the Injury Research Center, discusses the ways in which motorcycle helmets and face shields help protect riders from facial fractures and other injuries. Chicago Tribune
July 11 - Four out of 15 national finalists selected for an early career development award in the areas of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence chose MCW faculty as their project mentors. As part of the program, all four recently visited the Medical College to meet with their mentors.
June 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year, $350,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging for a research training program focused on injury prevention in aging populations.