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CU Professor Aims to Reduce Elder Abuse through Collaboration and Research on the ‘Whole Family’ Approach

Each year, an estimated five million Americans age 60 or older will experience some form of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Daniel Lindberg, MD, professor of emergency medicine in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has seen an increase reflected in elder abuse cases in the emergency department at UCHealth.

Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date November 30, 2023
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Family Violence

Batista-Silverman Receives Injury Prevention Award

Ligia Batista-Silverman has received one of three injury and violence prevention awards from the Program for Injury Prevention Education and Research (PIPER).  

Ms. Batista-Silverman is a medical student who also works as a program coordinator for the Lindberg lab. Her project “Evaluating Contacts of Children Presenting for Suspected Physical Abuse: Understanding Disparities, Preventing Injuries” is the first to obtain external funding for the CAPNET research network. She will measure compliance with guidelines for injury testing in the siblings and other contacts of abused children.

Author Unknown Author | Publish Date June 02, 2021
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UCHealth to establish a Vulnerable Elder Protection Team

With support from the Colorado Department of Public Safety, and in partnership with the Division of Geriatrics, Drs. Lindberg and Yannetsos will establish a statewide Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT). One of only a few such teams in the country, this program will leverage the success of our world-class forensic nurse examiner program and the model of the child protection team, established at the University of Colorado more than 50 years ago. 

Author Unknown Author | Publish Date August 01, 2020
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Department of Emergency Medicine In the News

Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver Health offering free gun locks, violence prevention services

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

Benjamin Li, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and emergency medicine physician with Denver Health, spoke with FOX31 about the importance of safe firearm storage.

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The Atlantic

The Doctor Will Ask About Your Gun Now

news outletThe Atlantic
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was interviewed by The Atlantic regarding physicians asking patients about access to firearms and counseling them toward responsible storage.

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Study: Red flag petitions to take guns less likely to be approved in 2nd Amendment 'sanctuary' counties

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 01, 2024

Chris Knoepke, PhD, MSW, assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and law enforcement lead for the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was first author on a recent study published by JAMA Network Open. He is leading research on ERPO usage, especially in Colorado's Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

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Live from Colorado: What should be done to reduce gun violence?

news outletNPR
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative Director Emmy Betz MD MPH, professor of emergency medicine, was a guest on on NPR's "The Middle with Jeremy Hobson" radio show.

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