A new two-year, $450,000 grant, “Examining Racial and Spatial Disparities in Harmful News Media Reporting on Community Firearm Violence,” from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), of the National Institutes of Health, builds on previous research from Jessica H. Beard, MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care and Director of Trauma Research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Dr. Beard is the principal investigator of this NIH grant, which is the first research of its kind. WHYY interviewed Dr. Beard about her research and the grant, and Billy Penn highlighted the news. The Philadelphia Tribune and Billy Penn picked up the WHYY article.