The Center for Academic Innovation launched a new firearm injury prevention online course recently that is free and publicly accessible, offering the most comprehensive, free, evidence-based online learning opportunity in this field of study to date.

The course, designed and developed by the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens Consortium, in partnership with the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, lays a broad foundation for understanding the science of pediatric firearm injury prevention.

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“Being able to offer this comprehensive online course is indicative of how this field of research is growing not only here at the University of Michigan, but around the country,” said Marc Zimmerman, co-principal investigator for FACTS and co-director of the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

“By sharing our rigorous injury prevention science with the broader public and students across the nation and globe, together we can generate new knowledge and apply innovative solutions that ultimately reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths nationwide.”

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