10 Years after Virginia Tech

From States United to Prevent Gun Violence comes this notation: “10 Years Since the Virginia Tech Shooting. On April 16, 2007, in one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history, 32 students and teachers died after being shot by a single gunman on the campus of Virginia Tech. Many survivors and relativies of victims have dedicated…

Summer’s Work

Chart Notes  September, 2016 PPGV hits 400 members. With recent talks given to Wayne State University Dept. of Family Medicine and UM Medical School we now have 400 members, mostly physicians. It looks like we will continue to present with UM psychiatry medical student rotation.  We are scheduled for a grand rounds at Western Michigan…

“Mike the Gun Guy” plugs PPGV

Sonya Lewis has organized an Ann Arbor concert for Concert Across America. Mike picked up on it on his blog- Ann Arbor Is The Location Of An Important Event On September 25th. Get There if You Can. September 18, 2016 There’s a group of physicians in Michigan who have formed an organization called Physicians for…

Concert Across America Comes to Ann Arbor

Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence (PPGV) presents Concert Across America in Ann Arbor to raise awareness about the epidemic of gun violence in America at Genesis Synagogue on Sept. 25 from 3-5pm. Concert Across America is a series of live concerts across the nation – all taking place on the same day with…

When the Patient is Packing

Subject: handguns in the clinical setting   As discussed in this morning’s Risk Management presentation following the M and M reports there have been several issues related to patients carrying handguns into the exam rooms during regular doctor/patient visits. The specific case discussed involved a patient who is a federal agent who is fully authorized…

Ken Silk Remembrance

Doctors- Kenneth Silk’s Memorial Service was held yesterday May 7 at the League on the UM campus. It was a wonderful tribute to a superb man. So many stories about Ken’s generous spirit and gifted life were shared by the many attending. There will be a Kenneth R. Silk, MD Lectureship in Psychiatry. To contribute to…

Hospital Leaders Join

New Leaders Join PPGV We want to introduce some new leaders to the group- we are very happy to welcome them and to have their help. From the University of Michigan 1. Valerie Opipari, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. 2. Max Wicha, MD, Founding Director Emeritus of the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center…

Over 100 Medical Groups-including PPGV Call for Gun Research

141 Medical Groups Urge Congress to Restore Funding for Gun Violence Research Doctors call on lawmakers to “end the dramatic chilling effect” of a law seen as curbing almost all CDC firearm studies. BY KATE MASTERS · @KAMAMASTERS ·April 6, 2016 PPGV joined 140 other groups in this call to restore funding for gun violence. http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/cdc-gun-violence-research-ban-doctors-for-america/

The Guardian gives PPGV an Op Ed

When I attended a national meeting that focuses on gun violence, the National Physicians Alliance (npalliance.org) meeting last year I paid attention to 2 discussions, one led by a medical journalist and one by a union organizer. The journalist taught us to use the media as a friend, the unionist to tryto find out what your…

Chart Notes

Hi Docs- This has been a time- from beauty of upper Michigan winter slopes to the sadness and shock of Kalamazoo shootings all in a short space. I had been invited to speak at the Snow Conference for MiACOG two weeks ago. Thanks to Dan McMurtrie for sending me to Jodie Jones. Jodie and Matt…