NEWS BRIEF: Mayor’s violence reduction unit adds noted physician

Emory’s Michael Clery gains new post

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Michael Clery hopes to reduce violence in Atlanta

A professor at Emory University’s School of Medicine is joining the Atlanta mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction as its inaugural deputy director, a press release announced this week. Michael Clery is also a physician at Grady Health System where he treats victims of violent injury, domestic and sexual trauma, and human trafficking.

Clery is described by Emory staffers as a Harvard-educated expert in adolescent firearm possession, social urban policy and hospital-based violence intervention programs. He previously worked for Detroit Public Health and helped create a violence reduction strategy for the city. Details: