Chart Notes Summer 2020

Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence (PPGV) is in transition in 2 ways. First, our co-founder and co-leader Andy Zweifler is stepping down from leadership and Sonya Lewis has been selected to fill this role. Andy will continue on our executive committee and we will continue to enjoy his energy and wisdom for gun…

Responding to police violence and our history of racism

Everyone is called upon for answers today. How are we physicians to respond to the recent deaths of African Americans at the hands of police and to the protests against police violence? We are deeply saddened and outraged by the senseless killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. These are but three recent…

Wear Orange Day June 5

Dear Docs, June 5 is national Wear Orange Day. So, it is less than a week away. This year with the corona virus there may be less in person interaction, but dust off your orange for our day. Hadiya Pendleton’s memory is a focus- orange was her favorite color and she was shot as a…

2019 PPGV Annual Report

. We are now 730 physicians strong 1. Operations Our Executive Committee continues to meet monthly. Cochairs: J. Walden and A. Zweifler Treasurer: W.M. Whitehouse, Secretary: E. Arneson Membership: T. Wilson Welcome Host: WM Whitehouse Governmental Relations: S. Dombey, Education: J. Peggs Communication: S. Lewis Audio/Visual: A. Weder. 2. Education Grand Rounds and other educational…

PPGV 2019 Annual Report- summary.

Summary of the 2019 Annual Report: Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence There are now 730 members of PPGV. Please join us. Our leadership group has expanded to include Willie James and Welton Craig Washington, Jr.MD SUMMARY: Our major efforts continue to be education and public advocacy and support for legislative activities supporting gun…

A Trauma Surgeons Post- Covid, a Kid, a Gun, a Death.

Dr. Shaikh trained under PPGV’s Dr. Mac Whitehouse. This is her story. Almaas Shaikh April 14 at 10:54 PM · COVID Chronicles LEGOS With a bottle of hydrogen peroxide I soak a towel and clean the small little lifeless bloody hand on the gurney. At the intersection of science and emotion my mind wanders as…

Thanks and Gratitude to our Caregivers

Tuesday, April 7. Hello Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses who are members of the Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence. Thank you, Sisters and Brothers for being on the Front Line in this pandemic of Covid 19 and taking care of all our other health issues as well! All health personnel are…

New Year’s Note Dec. 30

Dear Doctors, As the New Year approaches we want to say thanks for supporting our work in 2019 for a safer Michigan. Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence (PPGV) continues to grow. We are now well over 700 members. We are gaining voice with our public health approach to gun violence prevention (gvp). This…

Chart Notes for Dec 2019 – Events

Three things to know for December for PPGV. 1.Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 9:15 am Room 403 in the Capitol Building – a press conference. We’ll hear from Senator Rosemary Bayer, Rep Robert Wittenberg, and Rep Brenda Carter. This is a great opportunity to learn about this important legislation,…

Reflections on the FACTs symposium.

Reflections on the FACTS Symposium, Monday, October 21, 2019 Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens- FACTs. The consortium and website. https://depts.washington.edu/hiprc/child-and-teen-firearm-safety-research-consortium-fund  www.childfirearmsafety.com https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › pubmed    (Dr. Rebeccah Cunningham’s UM team received a large grant from NIH to study Gun Violence and this symposium was an outgrowth.) 1.Most current data indicates 109 Americans die from…