First-of-its-kind research

Above: PCGVR Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard, top right, speaks with Penn Nursing Prof. Sara Jacoby during a meeting of our interdisciplinary research collaborative last year at Temple University’s Katz School of Medicine. PCGVR Journalism Research Advisor Prof. Jennifer Midberry of Lehigh University is at top, left. Photograph for PCGVR by Kriston Jae Bethel.

PCGVR Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard will lead more advanced research “Examining Racial and Spatial Disparities in Harmful News Media Reporting on Community Firearm Violence” with support from a two-year, $450,000 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, in her role at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine. PRESS RELEASE

Interview: Temple Health trauma surgeon receives federal grant to study media coverage of gun violence WHYY

Update: Dr. Beard is also now recognized among leaders “Expanding Your Possibilities” at Temple Health. VISIT