Experts in Prevention of Gun Violence to Deliver 2012 Waller Lecture at UNC

(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) Daniel Webster, Sc.D., M.P.H., professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and co-director of Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, and Tard Carter, outreach supervisor for the SafeStreets East Baltimore program, will give this year's Patricia F. Waller Lecture at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

"Changing the Code of the Street in Baltimore's Most Violent Neighborhoods: Evaluation of a 'CeaseFire'-like Intervention," will be presented at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work on Monday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served following this free, public event.

Dr. Webster has been a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy since 1992. He has published articles on firearm policy, youth gun acquisition and carrying, the prevention of gun violence, intimate partner violence, and adolescent violence prevention. He has studied the effects of a variety of violence prevention interventions including state firearm policies, community programs to change social norms concerning violence, public education and advocacy campaigns, and school-based curricula. Mr. Carter is an outreach coordinator for Safe Streets East Baltimore.

The Waller lecture is held annually in memory of Patricia F. Waller, Ph.D., a professor who founded the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and was a pioneer in injury control. She worked for nearly two decades as a researcher at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, where she developed the concept for graduated licensing, which became adopted nationwide.

The lecture is supported by private donations and is sponsored by the Injury Prevention Research Center, the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychology.

Injury Prevention Research Center contact: Elizabeth Knight,, (919) 843-1472
Highway Safety Research Center contact: Caroline Dickson,, (919) 962-5835.


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