The University of Michigan was awarded a $1.5 million federal grant this week to launch a postdoctoral research training program focusing specifically on the prevention of firearm injuries among children and teens.
New research from Marc Zimmerman
Participation in organized and group activities may play a key role in preventing firearm aggression among youth who have been exposed to violence or violent behaviors, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan.
A data analysis shows firearm-related deaths among children and adolescents increased by 29% from 2019 to 2020.
National survey carried out by members of the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention highlights the subgroups of people over 50 who might benefit most from counseling and programs designed to reduce risk for them and their children.
Marc Zimmerman featured on Stateside Podcast
On this podcast, professor Marc Zimmerman discusses youth violence and how the COVID-19 pandemic could have exacerbated an uptick in school violence.
Q&A with Justin Heinze
The mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan is the deadliest in the state's history. Justin Heinze, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, discusses the importance of preparation and mitigation strategies for such events, as well as how the larger community might help survivors of this shooting.