VPRP in the News

October 17, 2020 New survey research results on pandemic-related worry about violence and firearm purchasing were covered by the LA Times.

October 12, 2020 CapRadio's Sammy Caiola talked with the BulletPoints Project about its new online resource to help clinicians learn what they can do to prevent firearm injury.

July 15, 2020 A preliminary paper VPRP researchers, reporting large increases in firearm purchasing in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic was reported on by the Washington Post

February 9, 2020 Dr. Wintemute spoke with USA Today about the new congressional funding for gun violence prevention research. 

December 27, 2019 The LA Times named gun research among Eight science stories to watch for in 2020.

November 20, 2019 Dr. Wintemute and VPRP analyst Julia Schleimer talk about recent research on Insight with Beth Ruyak.

October 16, 2019 The Sacramento Bee discussed the new state funding for UCFC to develop education for clinicians on firearm injury prevention.

October 7, 2019 KCRA covered three recent VPRP studies on firearm violence prevention.

October 3, 2019 The Sacramento Bee highlighted VPRP work on the association between DUI convictions and subsequent arrest for future violence published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

August 7, 2019 On NPR's Morning Edition, Rachel Martin interviewed VPRP Director Dr. Garen Wintemute about firearm violence prevention research and what strategies might work best for reducing deaths from firearms.

August 6, 2019 The PBS Newshour's Amna Nawaz talked with Dr. Wintemute about America's unique gun violence problem. 

August 5, 2019 Dr. Wintemute spoke about Gun Violence Restraining Orders as a targeted, immediate intervention for threats of imminent violence on Take Two from KPCC radio.

July 30, 2019 Dr. Wintemute discussed his research on firearm violence prevention, firearm policy, and gun violence restraining orders on the KGO 810 Mark Thompson Show.

July 10, 2019 In “Armed with Knowledge,” Sactown Magazine highlighted Dr. Wintemute’s decades of research on firearm violence prevention and the new team he’s assembled at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program and the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC).

June 15, 2019 VPRP researchers spoke about the new clinical guide for firearm injury prevention published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The guide is free to read at the Annals website.

April 17, 2019 The New York Times The Upshot talked with VPRP Director Dr. Garen Wintemute and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Shani Buggs about the recent increase in firearm violence research and new investigators entering the field.

January 29, 2019 The Trace reporter Elizabeth Van Brocklin spoke with experts about the increasing state funding for firearm violence research.

November 8, 2018 In an op-ed contribution to the Sac Bee, Dr. Wintemute explains that, though there is much work to do, we can prevent mass shootings.

October 9, 2018 VPRP's What You Can Do initiative was featured in the New York Times in a story on firearm access and persons with dementia.

September 27, 2018 A Q&A with Dr. Wintemute in Science considers the uniqueness of mass shootings and potential policies for preventing them and other forms of firearm violence. 

September 26, 2018 Dr. Wintemute talks about his recent New England Journal of Medicine Perspective piece discussing two promising policies for reducing firearm violence with Stephen Morrissey, NEJM's Managing Editor. Click to listen to the podcast or read the article.

August 30, 2018   VPRP's What You Can Do initiative was highlighted alongside physicians and experts in firearm violence research in a piece in The Christian Science Monitor.

June 1, 2018   VPRP's What You Can Do initiative discussed the health care provider's role in firearm violence prevention in the PLOS Speaking of Medicine blog. Click to read A Focused Intervention: The Provider’s Role in Firearm Violence Prevention.

May 30, 2018   Dr. Wintemute's commentary Should the publicly owned Cow Palace host gun shows? appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.

April 24, 2018   A recent study from VPRP researchers found a decline in California gun deaths between 2000 and 2015. Read the AP News coverage, view the infographic, or access the article published in Annals of Epidemiology.

April 11, 2018   VPRP's new generation of researchers spoke with NPR's Nathan Rott for a segment on All Things Considered.

April 9, 2018   Dr. Wintemute commented on new funding from Kaiser Permanente for firearm injury prevention research in the Washington Post.

March 26, 2018   NPR's Morning Edition featured the new University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, the first such state-funded effort.

March 24, 2018   Read commentary from Dr. Wintemute and VPRP fellow Rose Kagawa in Washington Post piece Tenacious new gun researchers are determined to break cycle of mass shootings.

March 23, 2018   NPR's Science Friday host Ira Flatow interviewed Dr. Wintemute for a segment entitled "Shaping the Future of Gun Research."

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