The UC Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC), the nation’s first research center of its kind, recently published three studies that take a closer look at the impact of firearm violence and potential prevention efforts. These studies are part of the first wave of state-funded firearm violence research in more than 20 years.
In an attempt to update our understanding of gun ownership, a team of researchers led by Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, from the University of California, Davis, decided to investigate the prevalence of firearms in California, the types and numbers of weapons people owned, and their reasons for having them.
Garen Wintemute, one of the nation’s leading violence research experts, talks with Capitol Public Radio about gun violence in California. Wintemute is the UC Davis Big Idea champion for the Center for Violence Prevention.
News of mass shootings and participating in active shooter trainings in schools, workplaces and public venues have become part of everyday American life. But, rather than getting used to mass shootings, what can we do to stop them?
The state of California will pay $3.85 million to researchers at the University of California, Davis, to develop the nation’s first program to train health care professionals to help their patients reduce firearm-related injury and death.
UC Davis released three studies focusing on key issues in preventing gun violence. The studies are among the first from the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, which began publicly funding the effects of gun violence in 2017.
Garen Wintemute, champion for the Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea, will speak at "Firearm Violence: The Science of What Clinicians Can Do" on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1222 Education Building, Sacramento Campus.
Garen Wintemute, the director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at University of California, Davis, said that it will take more than universal background checks and extreme risk protection orders to prevent future mass shootings.