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Gun Research 2013 — An Interview with Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Rebecca Trager of Research Europe

January 18, 2013 Research Europe Reporter: Hi Dr. Faria, I am a reporter for Research Europe, and I cover US research and science policy news. I am hoping to speak with you today because I am writing an article about the fact that President Obama has issued a memorandum directing the CDC and other scientific …

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Gun Research 2013 — An Interview with Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Craig Schneider, Reporter, Atlanta Journal Constitution

December 18, 2012 AJC Reporter (Questions): Hello — This is Craig Schneider with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution [AJC]. I am writing a story on the controversy surrounding gun-related research, and I would greatly appreciate if you would give me a call. Dr. Miguel Faria (Answers): Hi Craig, I received your questions and have arranged them in …

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Public Health Gun Control: A Brief History — Part II by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

In Part I of this two-part series I laid out the background and general intentions of public health gun control activists in the early years of their campaign. In this part we relate the events that led to exposure of the Centers for Disease Control in its crucial roles. Those roles were the channeling of …

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Public Health Gun Control: A Brief History — Part I by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

That [public health researchers] prefer the term “gun violence” is revealingof their mind set in approaching the problem, because it puts the emphasison guns and not on the humans who misuse them.Dr. Timothy Wheeler, Director,Doctors for Responsibie Gun Ownership (DRGO) In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school mass shooting, many have called for new …

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Public health, social science, and the scientific method (Part II)

In Part I, we discussed in general terms some of the shortcomings I encountered in many of the grant proposals submitted during my stint as a grant reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) in the years 2002-2004.[6] There is no reason to believe that …

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Public health, social science, and the scientific method (Part I)

1. Introduction During the years 2002-2004, I served in the Injury Research Grant Review Committee (IRGRC, more recently the “Initial Review Group”) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — more specifically, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). I participated not only in the major meetings in Atlanta, but also …

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