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Presented on: Wednesday, September 14th at 11:30 (CST)

Between 2010 and 2020, there has been a 43% increase in gun related deaths. Firearm violence is now the leading cause of death of youth less than 19 years in the United States.  For every person who dies by firearm, there are two non-fatal injured victims who often experience long-term mental and physical health effects. In this presentation, we will discuss strategies on how to incorporate firearm violence prevention into the curriculum.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Epidemiology of firearm violence in the United States
  • How to engage trainees in firearm injury prevention research, education, and advocacy

Presented by:

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Education, and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  As a Northwestern University Medical Student, Dr. Sheehan was a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs (CYP), a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth.

Dr. Sheehan is also Associate Chair of Advocacy and the Medical Director of Lurie Children’s Injury Prevention & Research Center.  In addition, Dr. Sheehan recently became the Medical Director of the newly launched Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities which works to improve health equity for children living in Chicago.


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