January 30, 2020
The grant program reflects California’s leadership role in supporting efforts to generate new knowledge. It also comes at a time of historic change in national support for gun safety research, with $25 million in funding approved in the 2020 budget.
January 10, 2020
Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act may have saved as many as 8,132 people from fatal opioid overdoses, virtually all involving heroin and fentanyl, a study by UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and NYU School of Medicine shows.
January 8, 2020
The results of a new survey, published Jan. 8 as a research letter in JAMA Network Open, suggest firearm owners and non-owners generally agree on policies aimed at preventing firearm injury and death.
December 12, 2019
Did newly enacted laws result in more background checks for private-party sales – the major source of guns for persons who commit crimes and are prohibited from owning them? A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research study reviewed the data.
December 6, 2019
UC Davis researchers asked Californians if they owned firearms and when, where and how they got them. They estimated 4.2 million California adults personally own a gun, and an additional 3.1 million live in a home with someone else who does. Find out more.
October 25, 2019
Rocco Pallin, who directs an educational program for providers, is recognized for efforts to educate providers in how they can reduce firearm injury and death in their high-risk patients.
October 17, 2019
Efforts to develop and educate health care providers and the general public about gun violence restraining orders for individuals who have access to guns and are in crisis lands Amy Barnmorst, psychiatry associate professor, national recognition.
First-in-the-nation gun violence prevention training program for health professionals established at UC Davis Health
October 15, 2019
Assembly Bill 521, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Oct. 11, designates the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center to expand its research and give health care professionals the clinical tools they need to assess patients for risk, provide counseling and intervene when necessary.
October 10, 2019
The UC Davis study is the first to identify nuanced patterns of gun ownership. Striking differences between the groups, suggests one-size-fits-all approaches to prevent firearm injuries and death may be less effective than those that consider these differences.
October 7, 2019
Research from scholars at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center published this week are informing the national dialogue on reducing injury and death from gun violence.
October 7, 2019
What do gunowners and non-owners think about gun safety conversations that take place between health care providers and their patients in the exam room? A survey found little difference when a patient -- or someone in the patient's home -- is at increased risk for firearm-related harm.
September 30, 2019
A UC Davis study of nearly 80,000 legal handgun owners in California finds that those with a prior DUI conviction have a greater risk of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and other serious violent crimes compared to those without DUI convictions.
UPDATE: New live-viewing link for Wintemute presentation at House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in Washington, DC
September 18, 2019
Wintemute is one of several experts who will discuss the impact of gun violence on children and the need to pass universal background checks.
August 26, 2019
A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study assessed the sharp rise in handgun purchasing in 2012 after Sandy Hook and the re-election of President Obama, across 499 Californian cities. It found that these spikes in handgun purchases have been linked to a 4% increase in firearm injury in California.
August 19, 2019
Nearly 80% of those who commit mass violence in public places make explicit threats or reveal their intent to carry out an attack. The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program identified 21 cases of threats that were averted due to friends, family members or employers, for instance, seeing something amiss, deciding to say and do something about it.
New clinical guide helps physicians identify risk, talk with patients about firearm safety and injury
June 5, 2019
Guide gives providers the knowledge and tools they need to help protect patients and communities.