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June 20: Business, policy leaders to attend OHSU – PSU forum to address gun violence as a public health issue



Business leaders and state representatives are invited to attend a forum focused on the role that businesses can play in reducing the frequency of, and educating our workforce about, gun violence.

Hosted by OHSU and Portland State University, the forum is the third in a series of public discussions that address gun violence as a public health issue, will include:

  • A keynote address by John E. Rosenthal, founder, Stop Handgun Violence, and president, Meredith Management
  • Remarks from: Joe Robertson, M.D., M.B.A., president, OHSU; John Hunter, M.D., F.A.C.S., interim dean, OHSU School of Medicine, and chief clinical officer, OHSU Healthcare; and, Brian Gibbs, Ph.D., vice president for Equity and Inclusion, OHSU
  • A panel discussion about the preventability of gun violence, featuring experts from OHSU, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center The event is free and breakfast will be provided. Interested attendees are asked to register at


Tuesday, June 20, from 7:30 to 10 a.m.


Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 S.W. Moody Ave., Portland, OR 97201


Gun violence is a preventable public health issue. From shootings by and against police officers to mass casualties at schools, churches and community venues, it is rampant around the world. Unfortunately, gun violence is often symbolic of underlying social inequity, racial inequality and hate.

As a community of healers, public health advocates and educators with a compelling reputation for collaboration, outreach and realizing change, OHSU and PSU are committed to reducing gun violence and seek to establish a venue that encourages greater collaboration between community members, organizations and their institutions.

For more information, please visit OHSU's Gun Violence awareness and prevention resources..

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