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…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Doctors! We have a brand new year and an exciting one at that! Our issues with gun safety and the gun violence crisis will share the spotlight with others in health. We 400 physician scientists still have a good deal to say about the state and nation’s health. In 2017 We are…

The Power of Organized Medicine

Dear Docs, Recently the American Medical Association announced that it has resolved to join the battle to promote the “Call to Action” raised by eight national health professional organizations and reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2015. The AMA now joins The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College…

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…

Video of Concert to End Gun Violence

Please enjoy this video from last month’s Concert Across America to End Gun Violence featuring pianist Louis Nagel performing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Kevin Fitzgerald conducting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. The concert was wonderfully received and we are grateful to everyone who participated, attended, and contributed. Not only did we raise awareness about the epidemic of…

“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…

PPGV Outreach to Michigan Physicians

Presentations by PPGV members to Michigan physicians, 2012-2016 Nov. 14, 2012 U of Mich. Dept Fam Med ( JW, JP ) Sept. 15, 2015 Washtenaw Co Med Soc’y ( JW, AZ, JP, SL ) Sept. 17, 2015 Flint Hurley Hosp Int Med ( JW, JP, BW ) Sept. 25, 2015 Marquette Hosp, Fam Med (…