gun violence

Education, bullying, mental health, school gun violence top list of parental concerns for their children: poll

The latest results from an annual poll of Tennessee parents from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy again show education and school quality is the leading concern parents have for their children for the third consecutive year.

Study finds significant increased risk of future health issues for youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries

A Vanderbilt study found that youth who suffer nonfatal firearm injuries have a significantly increased risk of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, outpatient visits and costs in the 12 months following injury compared to youth without a firearm injury.

Sydney Meneese, 9, creates a wrap with gauze. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Future is NOW Nashville launches in the community

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Acute Care Surgery launched the first session of the Future is NOW (Non-violent Options Win) Nashville on Nov. 4.  

Special message from Dr. Jeff Balser, President and CEO, about public health and gun violence

Panel explores issues surrounding gun violence prevention

About the same time a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine panel discussion on gun violence prevention ended Feb. 14 in Light Hall, a heavily armed young man barged into his former high school in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 and injuring others.

Science of Violence and Compassion subject of panel discussion

“The Science of Violence and Compassion” is the subject of a panel discussion that will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Adventure Science Center.