University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced plans Thursday to launch two new interdisciplinary initiatives.
Schlissel said the goal of the firearm injury prevention research initiative is to develop new knowledge and data on firearm violence.
Schlissel said researchers will collaborate across fields like medicine, public health, social sciences, and engineering.
"Our vision with this initiative is not to delve into Second Amendment politics," said Schlissel. "But rather we will address injuries and death as the public health crisis that this is."