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IN THE NEWS: New UM Initiative Will Focus on Evidence-Based Solutions for School Safety, Gun Violence Prevention

Justin Heinze featured on Michigan Radio

A new national research and training center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health will research gun violence and safety solutions in the wake of multiple mass school shootings. Read more

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IN THE NEWS: Guns Are the the Second Biggest Killer of Kids in America, yet We Spend Just $600 for Each Dead Child to Understand Why

Rebecca Cunningham Featured in Newsweek

A team of researchers led by Rebecca Cunningham, interim vice president of research at the University of Michigan, have now analyzed the level of funding provided to different causes of childhood deaths. This included cancer, motor vehicle crashes, meningitis, diabetes and opioid overdoses, among others. Read more

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University of Michigan to Host National Center for School Safety, Gun Violence Prevention

New Grant for Research Center Led by Justin Heinze, Marc Zimmerman and Angela Beck

University of Michigan's School of Public Health is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and other organizations to provide schools with training and resources to prevent gun violence. Read more

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Screening for Lung Cancer Based on Risk Could Save Lives

New Research from Rafael Meza

Changing the way individuals are selected to be screened for lung cancer, by considering their probability of getting or dying from lung cancer calculated from risk-prediction models, could prevent 14% of lung cancer deaths per year. Read more