Washtenaw County Gun Safety Week and Other News


PPGV will again partner with the Washtenaw County Law Enforcement in Washtenaw County Gun Safety Week. Please join your physician colleagues at a press conference at 11 am June 22 at the WCSO, 2201 Hogback.

“Washtenaw County and our Washtenaw County Law Enforcement agencies will again be participating in a Washtenaw County Gun Safety Week June 21 through June 27, 2015. We would like Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence to be a partner again this year in this endeavor to publicize and educate our community about gun safety issues. Law Enforcement agencies will be giving away free gun locks to the public and information about gun safety.”

Other PPGV news.
Tsvedi Markova, MD, has recently joined PPGV. She is professor and Chair of Family Medicine and Public Health at Wayne State University(WSU). She is Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for Wayne State University sponsored programs. In 2008 she was Michigan Academy of Family Medicine’s (MAFP) Educator of the Year. She has an extensive bio as a clinician, researcher, scholar and medical leader.
She and Pierre Morris MD who chairs WSU’s residency program were instrumental in gaining the support of the entire department’s faculty in writing a strong letter of support to the Michigan Academy urging the MAFP to become a leader in gun violence reduction. The MAFP voted to do this. At a recent coffee Jim Peggs and I were impressed with her commitment not only to medicine and that serving patients well includes her commitment to reducing gun violence.
Sonya Lewis, MD, local psychiatrist and leader of the citizen movement to keep guns out of Michigan schools has become a member of our PPGV Executive Committee. Add your voice to this effort to keep our kids safely in school.
Welcome Drs. Markova and Lewis!

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