Friday News Roundup: Evidence Increasingly Connects Violence with a Range of Health Issues, and Nice Guys Finish First, as Cure Violence and Its Partners are Honored with Awards.

Finalists Announced for the 2013 Puma Impact Award, In Partnership With BRITDOC Foundation (HuffPostUK): “The Interrupters” film is one of the finalists for the Puma Impact Award, which recognizes films that focus on improving society or the environment. We love to shout this news from the rooftops!

In Harmony With Hope Awards Feature Social Entrepreneurs Who Change Young Lives (Digital Journal): Our founder Dr. Gary Slutkin is among the honorees of this year’s In Harmony With Hope Awards sponsored by the Elfenworks Foundation. Congrats, Gary!

Angela Davis on Guns, Violence and History (Windy City Media Group): Prison abolitionist and activist Angela Davis spoke at the “Bending the Arc” symposium in Chicago, and our own Ameena Matthews was part of a panel discussion that followed, with several other Chicago activists working on violence. Go Ameena!

New Computer Program Analyses Twitter to Map Public Sentiment (The Guardian): A new computer program that maps public sentiment raises a larger question: Will tech will evolve to the point that it could help intercept signals of potential violence at the neighborhood level?

3 Ways Technology Is Helping to Prevent Violence (Cure Violence Blog): ICYMI, check out our recent musings on how technology can help in our efforts to stop violence before it happens.

Addressing Gun Violence in the Bay (The Daily Californian):This op-ed calls on the Bay area to take a comprehensive public health approach in order to reduce violence and save lives.

Mayo Clinic Hosts Transform Event To Talk Health Care Innovation (Fox 9 TV Minneapolis/St. Paul) Check out this brief re-cap of Gary Slutkin’s presentation at this week’s Mayo Clinic symposium.

Q&A: Doctor Goes Upstream to Find Root Cause of Patients’ Medical Problems (The Sacramento Bee): An innovative group of doctors are beginning to address social determinants of health, including exposure to violence, in their “Upstream” approach to medicine.