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Jane Prophet on Firearm Injury

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Jane Prophet, Associate Dean for Research, Creative Work, and Strategic Initiatives at the Stamps School of Art & Design, is a member of the U‑M Firearm Injury Prevention Steering Committee, which aims to provide recommendations to U‑M President Mark Schlissel on an overarching structure to lead the nation in the study and prevention of firearm injury and death. 

Prophet will be part of the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research’s virtual event Enough is Enough: Using Research to End the Crisis of Firearm Injury on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 2 – 3:15 pm (EST). RSVP by February 1 is required.

The event will open with remarks from Rebecca Cunningham, Vice President for Research, Office of Research and a welcome from Mark S. Schlissel, U‑M President. Following, Patrick Carter, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, will moderate a conversation with: 

Rosario Ceballo
Associate Dean of Social Sciences, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies,
Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Cynthia Ewell Foster
Clinical Associate Professor, Michigan Medicine

Justin Heinze
Assistant Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health

Jane Prophet
Associate Dean for Research, Creative Work, and Strategic Initiatives,
Stamps School of Art & Design

Marc Zimmerman
Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health,
School of Public Health

In a Stamps School article about a recent firearm injury prevention research project, Prophet said: 

I was asked to bring my experience with interdisciplinary research across art and science to the conversation, to help inform the committee about how teams that include artists and designers might think differently in productive ways about this challenge,” Prophet said of her appointment to the committee.

Using methods from art and design alongside those from social work and public health, I believe that we can collaborate with communities to, for example, re-design safer neighborhoods; use creative projects to raise awareness, and co-create events and artworks through which people impacted by gun violence can heal.”

Using Research to End the Crisis of Firearm Injury | RSVP