The OHSU Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Sarah Anne and Erin Ford Braner Endowment and Lectureship, focused on youth gun violence prevention.
Speakers will include:
- Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., Credit Unions for Kids chair and professor of pediatrics (critical care medicine), OHSU School of Medicine; and physician-in-chief, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
- Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., dean, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University
Editors: Interviews are available by request following the event.
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, from 8 to 9 a.m.
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, Oregon 97239
As part of its commitment to the overall health and safety of our communities, OHSU and the inaugural Sarah Anne and Erin Ford Braner Endowment and Lectureship welcomes internationally recognized leader in public health and gun violence prevention Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University in Los Angeles, California.
Her presentation, “Youth Violence Prevention: Guns, Public Health and Healthcare,” will examine the latest firearm trends and risk factors involving youth, how violence impacts public health, and strategies to keep communities safe.
About Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D.
As a physician working in inner-city Boston, Prothrow-Stith broke new ground with her efforts to have youth violence defined as a public health problem and not just a criminal justice issue. For Prothrow-Stith, “stitching people up and sending them out” was not enough, so she turned to public health. She is credited for developing the Violence Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents, a forerunner of violence prevention curricula for schools and communities. She is the author of “Deadly Consequences,” the first book to present the public health perspective on violence. In 2003, she was inducted to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, one of academic medicine’s highest achievements.
About the Sarah Anne and Erin Ford Braner Endowment
The Sarah Anne and Erin Ford Braner Endowment was established in 2018 by Mary DeFrank Braner, M.D., and Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., Credit Unions for Kids chair and professor of pediatrics (critical care medicine), OHSU School of Medicine; and physician-in-chief, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, in honor of their children. The goal of the endowment is to improve education, awareness, interventions and policies to reduce the human cost of gun violence, especially to our youth.