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Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Penn Injury Science Center brings together university, community, and government partners around intervention programs with the greatest potential for impact. We promote and perform the highest quality research, training, and translation of scientific discoveries into practice and policy in order to reduce injuries, violence and their impact on people around the world.

Our diverse group of scientists, students, and staff are centrally located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, representing 6 Penn Schools, 12 other Penn Institutes and Centers, 2 Level 1 Trauma Centers, and 3 Research Laboratories.

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Watch “Gun Violence and its Impact on Healthcare,” a panel discussion featuring Dr. Therese Richmond and other experts from the University of Pennsylvania. Hosted by, it examines the devastating effect of gun violence in America and its enduring impact on health and healthcare.


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