Diamondback: UMD faculty, staff and students meet to discuss gun violence action committee
The Diamondback reports on an SPH initiative to create a new group to address gun violence. “The committee has been tentatively named Public Health Action through Civic Engagement, and seeks to engage the students, faculty and staff about gun violence,” the article reads.
The group intends to promote gun violence education through social events like brown bag lunches, and also such initiatives as voter registration on campus.
According to the article, “University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Lushniak's experience from his time at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be useful in approaching gun violence as an epidemic.
“Funding for studies on gun violence could soon become more common, Loh added.”