Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Urges Funding for Firearms Injury Prevention Research

On April 28, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care, AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery and the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons joined in a letter to Congress urging additional funding for firearms-related research. Specifically, the groups requested $35 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and $25 million for the National Institutes of Health to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.

Click here to read the letter.