Waggoner Lecture Scheduled November 2, 2016 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

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The 21st Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm Ford Auditorium Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, MA – Lecturer

“Gun Violence, Mental Illness and the Law: Balancing Risk and Rights for Effective Policy”

Jeffrey Swanson is Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. He earned a PhD in Sociology from Yale University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services research at Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Swanson is the author or coauthor of over 200 publications focused on the epidemiology of violence and serious mental illnesses; effectiveness of community-based interventions and services for adults with schizophrenia and other serious psychiatric disorders; laws and policies to reduce firearms violence; involuntary outpatient commitment; and psychiatric advance directives.

Dr. Swanson is currently Co-Director of the NIMH-funded UNC-Chapel Hill/Duke Postdoctoral Training Program in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Systems Research. He is principal investigator of a multi-state study on firearms laws, mental illness and prevention of violence.

For further information, please contact:

Philip Margolis, M.D.



Sandra Glover

Administrative Assistant Senior

University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry

Phone:  734-232-0352

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