Patrick M. Carter, a faculty member in the Medical School and the School of Public Health and co-director of U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention and its Injury Prevention Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Election to NAM is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Carter joins a class of 90 regular members and 10 international members. He was recognized because of his unique contributions to the field of firearm-injury prevention.
He is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the Medical School, and an associate professor of health behavior and health education at the School of Public Health.
Carter’s research is within the field of firearm injury prevention, specifically emergency department‐based interventions to decrease firearm and youth violence and associated risk behaviors.
In addition to his individual research program, Carter is principal investigator of the Coordinating Center for the National Institutes of Health Community-Academic Partnerships for Firearm Violence Prevention Network, and on the only T32 postdoctoral research training program on firearm injury prevention in the country.
He is past-chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Trauma and Injury Prevention Section and was a part of the leadership team for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded Firearm Safety among Children and Teens Consortium.
He also is an assistant editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine and has been a member of the technical advisory group focused on developing a firearm research agenda for the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Carter has research funding as a primary investigator or co-investigator on grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Child Development-Community Policing program and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
New members of NAM are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.
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