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Youth Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health and Healthcare
September 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Inaugural Sarah Anne and Erin Ford Braner Lecturship
“Youth Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health and Healthcare”
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D.
Dean, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University
OHSU and the Sarah Anne and Erin Ford Braner Endowment and Lectureship are proud to welcome an internationally-recognized leader in public health and gun violence prevention, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., dean, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University. As the inaugural speaker of the lectureship, Dr. Prothrow-Stith will discuss:
• How violence impacts public health and the case for treating it as a preventable problem,
• The latest firearm trends, how they contribute to violence and the policies that address them,
• Risk factors involving our youth and strategies we can take together to keep our communities safe.
Friday, Sept. 28
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
About the speaker:
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D. is the dean at the College of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California. She is credited with developing the first “Violence Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents,” a forerunner of violence prevention curricula for schools. She authored “Deadly Consequences,” the first book to present the public health perspective on violence. Dr. Prothrow-Stith is a graduate of Spelman College and Harvard Medical School. “Violence is not the problem of one neighborhood or group and the response and solution are not the responsibility of one agency or one sector,” said Dr. Prothrow-Stith. “Violence is all connected.”
About the Sarah Anne and Erin Ford Braner Endowment:
The endowment was established by Mary DeFrank Braner, M.D. and Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., Credit Unions for Kids chair, professor of pediatrics (critical care), OHSU School of Medicine, and physician-in-chief, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. It was named for their children with a goal of improving education, awareness, interventions and policies to reduce the human cost of gun violence, especially to our children.
Hosted by OHSU Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
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