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Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine

Raymond W. Waggoner, M.D.

Raymond W. Waggoner, M.D.

In 1996, The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan established the Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine. This lectureship was created in honor of the late Dr. Waggoner, emeritus professor and past chairman of the department of psychiatry, who throughout his career and to all who knew him, has exemplified the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

The esteemed lectureship is annual event to recognize Dr. Waggoner’s enormous contributions to the University of Michigan medical center and to the profession, and to promulgate his interest in medical ethics.

Through this endowed lectureship, the department brings national/internationally experts to explore cutting-edge issues related to ethics and values in medicine.

Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D., MA

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The 21st Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine

  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 | 4 - 5:30 PM
  • Ford Auditorium | University Hospital
  • Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D., 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.

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information, please contact:

Philip M. Margolis, MD, Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan