Violence Prevention Initiative
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MCW Injury Research News
Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA
Feb 6 - In an interview on CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Stephen Hargarten notes that some gun violence victims experience permanent disabilities. CBS 58 News
Jan 31 - CBS 58 News profiled a man who has survived and thrived despite a paralyzing gunshot wound. Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discussed the lifelong effects of these types of traumatic events, and the importance of the Level 1 Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital. WDJT-TV
Dec 17 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, comments on a new study that found road crashes are the number one cause of fatalities for Americans traveling overseas. Fox News
Nov. 05 - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Services to determine the best practices for identifying children with severe injuries before they arrive at the hospital.
Sept 30 - In a front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Drs. Steve Hargarten and Marlene Melzer-Lange discuss the lingering impact of gun violence on victims. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sept 25 - Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discusses the spike in gun violence in Milwaukee this year, and the role of the Level I trauma centers at Froedtert & the Medical College and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in treating gunshot victims. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sept 17 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten was one of 14 national experts selected by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council to review what is currently known about gun violence, and to make recommendations for future investigation and study. Daily Kos
The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Medical College’s Consortium on Public and Community Health have committed $8.2 million over the next five years to implement the College’s Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. It is anticipated that the initiative will continue up to ten years.
Jul 02 - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Brooke Lerner, PhD, will assume the role of Deputy Director of the IRC. Dr. Lerner is an injury epidemiologist and a former EMS field provider who has dedicated her career to improving prehospital care through research.
July 17 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten provides expert comment to a CNN-TV news report on youth violence and gun ownership. CNN Health
July 10 - One in four young adults and teens treated in a community emergency department admit they own a firearm or have owned one in the last six months, according to a new study in Pediatrics. CNN
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.