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Injury Research Center Models Violence Prevention Project on Wales’ Program

Feb. 23 - MCW’s Injury Research Center received a one-year, $194,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to translate a violence prevention model to the Milwaukee area. The project is modeled on a program in Cardiff, Wales that engages law enforcement, the health care sector, public health, and other stakeholders. The project is led by Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Dr. Michael Levas and Jennifer Hernandez-Meier, MSW. Wauwatosa Now

MCW crash lab evaluating new type of vehicle collision

Feb. 3 - MCW’s Vehicle Crashworthiness Lab partnered with a Canadian company to evaluate injuries caused in oblique crashes. WDJT-TV interviewed Frank Pintar, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, about the research findings from the crash. WDJT TV

Dr. Melzer-Lange Discusses Emotional, Physical Scars of Firearm Injuries

Jan. 27 - Dr. Marlene Melzer-Lange provides expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the emotional and physical scars carried by adults who survived firearms injuries when they were children. The article provides background information on Project Ujima, a joint program of MCW and Children’s, to prevent childhood violence and provide support to pediatric victims of violence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Research Center receives grant to pilot the Cardiff Model

Jan. 26 - The Injury Research Center (IRC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a one-year, $194k grant from the National Institute of Justice to investigate the feasibility of translating a violence prevention model developed in Cardiff, Wales, to the Milwaukee area.

Caring for gunshot victims

Jan. 5 - Wisconsin Public Radio did a series of stories about gun violence in Milwaukee. As part of the series, Stephen Hargarten, MD, professor and chair of emergency medicine and director of the injury research center at MCW, was interviewed about advances in care for gunshot victims, and the value and importance of the Level 1 trauma center at Froedtert Hospital. Wisconsin Public Radio

Woman transcends scars both seen and unseen

Jan. 20 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles a young woman who was shot by a stray bullet at the age of five. Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD, professor of emergency medicine, medical director of emergency services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and director of Project Ujima, discusses the impact of violence and fear on young children. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hargarten Discusses How Firearm Injuries Lead to a Diminished Quality of Life

Jan. 5 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Stephen Hargarten (Emergency Medicine) discusses the diminished quality of life for individuals who survive firearm injuries. In 2014, 650 people in Milwaukee were either killed or injured by firearms. WPR

Christiansen Discusses How Bike Lanes Reduce Injuries to Cyclists

Oct. 16 - Ann Christiansen, MPH tells Wauwatosa NOW that bike lanes and bike boxes are a proven way to reduce injuries to cyclists. Wauwatosa Now

Dr. Hargarten Calls for Research on Why Some Wisconsin Counties Have Higher Suicide Rates

Sept. 23 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discussed the variance in suicide rates in different Wisconsin counties. Marshfield News Herald

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

Sept. 23 - The State of Wisconsin marked Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. Wisconsin Health News reports that a recent report co-authored by MCW’s Injury Research Center showed that there was an average of over 700 suicides per year in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Health News

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Advances in Handgun Technology

Sept. 16 - In a report of Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses promising advances in which a handgun will only fire when the gun owner is wearing a watch that electronically disables a trigger lock. The technology could help address the problem of children being injured by loaded handguns. WPR

Injury Research Center Report Identifies Suicide as a Significant Public Health Burden

Aug. 19 - Wisconsin Public Radio cites a recently released report from MCW’s Injury Research Center that found that suicide remains a significant public health burden in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Radio Network

Suicide Report Notes Higher Suicide Rates in Chippewa County

Aug. 14 - The Chippewa Herald reports that Chippewa County did not fare well in the recently released statewide report on suicide. The Chippewa Herald

Injury Research Center Produces Updated Report on Suicide Burden in Wisconsin

Aug. 04 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten tells Wisconsin Health News that suicide remains a significant health burden for Wisconsin. MCW’s Injury Research Center joined with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Mental Health America of Wisconsin to produce an updated report on suicides in the state. Between 2007 and 2011, Wisconsin averaged 724 suicide deaths annually. Wisconsin Health News, and WXOW 19

Director of Homicide Review Commission Helped Establish Firearm Injury Registry

July 03 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles Mallory O’Brien, Director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. O’Brien formerly worked at MCW where she assisted Dr. Stephen Hargarten in developing the Wisconsin Firearm Injury Registry. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Hargarten Recommends a Public Health Approach to Dealing with Firearm Injuries

June 03 - Madison Magazine traces Dr. Stephen Hargarten’s research on and support for a public health approach to address firearm injuries. Madison Magazine

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Gun Buy-Back Programs

May 22 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses gun buy-back programs with CBS-TV/Channel 58. CBS-TV/Channel 58

Dr. Hargarten Calls Accidental Child Gun Injuries a Public Health Problem

May 14 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses the need to address accidental child gun injuries as a public health problem in news reports on ABC-TV/Channel 12 and Wisconsin Public Radio. WISN TV and WPR

Study Finds that Wisconsin Gun Deaths in 2010 Outpaced Traffic Fatalities

May 08 - A letter to the editor in the Appleton Post-Crescent on a bill requiring background checks to purchase guns cites an MCW study that found that Wisconsin gun deaths in2010 outpaced traffic fatalities. Post-Crescent

Dr. Hargarten Discusses Possible Benefits of Gun Buy-Back Programs

April 29 - Dr. Stephen Hargarten discusses the possible benefits of gun buy-back programs in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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