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NORA Symposium: Gun Violence Prevention

Date: 05/02/2013

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Auditorium Mayo Memorial

Cost: Free


Compared to the rest of the developed world, the United States has a horrific gun violence problem. There is currently a window of opportunity to effectively address this problem.

This presentation by David Hemenway, "Gun Violence Prevention, with Implications for Occupational Health and Safety," will focus on the public health approach to preventing gun violence, and the role for occupational health and safety professionals.

2:00 - 2:45 pm: Final Registration and Pre-Poster Viewing
2:45 - 4:00 pm: Dr. Hemenway Presentation and Discussion Session
4:00 - 5:00 pm: Reception and Poster Session
Light refreshments will be served

About the speaker:
David Hemenway, PhD, is an economist and professor at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway received the Excellence in Science award from the Injury Control and Emergency Health Service Section of the American Public Health Association, fellowships from the Pew, Soros and Robert Wood Johnson foundations, as well as ten HSPH teaching awards.

In 2012, he was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the 20 “most influential injury and violence professionals over the past 20 years.” He has written more than 165 journal articles and is sole author of five books. Recent books include Private Guns Public Health (U Michigan Press 2006) and While We Were Sleeping: Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention (U California Press 2009).


The National Occupational Research Agenda Symposium is sponsored by The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.


  • Name: Chris Western
  • E-mail: cwestern@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-2443
  • Sponsored by: The Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, School of Public Health


For directions and parking: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/Mayo/

Reservation Information:

The event is free, but registration is requested: http://www.sph.umn.edu/details/course/11359/

More information: http://www.sph.umn.edu/details/course/11359/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Chris Western, School of Public Health, cwestern@umn.edu, 612-625-2443.

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