PANEL: Cycles of Gun Violence-An Ecological Perspective on Prevention (Columbia Students' Gun Violence Action Committee)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm

This panel will be a survey of the levels at which we can place ourselves in gun violence prevention and intervention efforts - from individual training to broader perspectives on how firearm violence is perpetuated by cycles of inequity in American society. Tackling the gun violence crisis in this country requires interprofessional perspectives with cooperative actions. Hear from experts from education, policy and law, and healthcare on how each discipline is working toward safer American communities and ways in which we can work together to keep gun violence at the forefront of our conscience. Featuring:

Dr. Paul Applebaum
Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law; Director of Center for Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry at Columbia

Dr. Robert Winchell
Chief of Surgery; expert in care for critically injured and the development, design and operations of trauma systems

Dr. Jeffrey Fagan
Professor of Law and Epidemiology; focus on violence epidemiology, gun violence, and injury, and juvenile justice

Dr. Sonali Rajan
Assistant Professor of Health Education at Teachers College; work on initiatives aimed to mitigate youth engagement in high-risk behaviors and promotion of positive youth development

Dr. Noe Romo
Director of Inpatient Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; medical director of Stand Up to Violence program

This event is brought to you by Columbia Students' Gun Violence Action Committee, Human Rights Initiative, and Columbia University's Office of University Life.

Students who require accommodations and/or have questions about physical access can contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or
Requests for CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) or sign language interpretation require a two-week notice.