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Temple Trauma Surgeon Earns Fellowship Aimed at Curbing Gun Violence

By Kim Fischer, Temple Now | September 8, 2021

Stoneleigh Fellow Jessica Beard is featured by Temple Now for her fellowship to change the narrative on gun violence reporting in Philadelphia.

As a trauma surgeon and public health researcher at Temple University Hospital, Jessica Beard cares for critically ill and injured patients, including those who are victims of shootings.

Now as a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow and director of research at the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting, the assistant professor of surgery and director of trauma research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine will work to deepen the media narrative around gun violence, with the goal of increasing support for policies and programs that can save lives. The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting is committed to improving reporting on community gun violence by collaborating with journalists, researchers and local organizations.

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