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Hospital Leaders Join

April 28th, 2016 | Posted by in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
New Leaders Join PPGV
We want to introduce some new leaders to the group- we are very happy to welcome them and to have their help.
From the University of Michigan
1. Valerie Opipari, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases.
2. Max Wicha, MD, Founding Director Emeritus of the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director of the Wicha Labratory.
From St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
1. David Fugenschuh, MD, Director of Radiology
2. Jeffrey Sanfield, MD, Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
From Beaumont Hospital.
Samuel Bauer, MD, Medical Director, Outpatient Perinatal Clinical Services, Department of Obstetrics.
From Sparrow Hospital -Lansing
Gabriel Elia, MD, Nephrology
From Tulane University in New Orleans
Jane Andrews, MD,  Internist and Coordinator of Advocacy Program
Welcome to all of you! Thanks to Drs. J.Tulin-Silver, K. Orringer, B. Lozoff, W. Whitehouse, and T. Johnson who extended invitations this special group of new members! Our hope is that hospital-wide efforts to curtail gun violence may net new and better results!

Going to Chicago- National Medical Conference on GV

April 16th, 2016 | Posted by in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I am excited to tell you that Dr. Andrew Zweifler and I will be presenting a talk tomorrow at the National Medical Conference on Gun Violence held in Chicago. Our talk is titled, “Let’s Talk About Guns: Strategies for Successful Clinical Conversations”.  In our presentation, we will examine the challenges involved in discussing gun safety with patients, and we will offer ideas about how medical professionals can overcome these challenges in a clinical setting. The link below is to the program.


Over 100 Medical Groups-including PPGV Call for Gun Research

April 10th, 2016 | Posted by in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

141 Medical Groups Urge Congress to Restore Funding for Gun Violence Research

Doctors call on lawmakers to “end the dramatic chilling effect” of a law seen as curbing almost all CDC firearm studies.