Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Community event features author of Tapping into the Wire: The Real Urban Crisis
Washington, DC—The District of Columbia Department of Mental Health will kick off the new Forensic Fellowship Program in Psychiatry at Saint Elizabeths Hospital with a community event at 6 pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, featuring Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, co-author of the acclaimed book Tapping Into the Wire: The Real Urban Crisis.
Dr. Beilenson will explore urban health and public health policies using scenes from the hit series, “The Wire”. Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Health Cooperative, Dr. Beilenson served as the Baltimore Health Commissioner during the administrations of former Mayors Kurt Schmoke and Martin J. O’Malley. He has more than 20 years’ experience in public health leadership.
“We are very excited about the new Forensic Fellowship Program,” said Stephen T. Baron, Director of the Department of Mental Health. The Hospital has an excellent clinical leadership and has trained generations of new forensic psychiatrists.” The one-year Forensic Fellowship Program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Patrick J. Canavan, Saint Elizabeths Chief Executive Officer, will highlight the improvements taking place at the Hospital and moderate a community dialogue about public health issues discussed in Dr. Beilenson’s presentation and book.
The event is free and open to the public. Clinical professionals including psychologists and social workers can earn 1.5 Continuing Education Units. To register, please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/dcseh. A picture ID is required to access the Hospital campus. Saint Elizabeths Hospital is located at 1100 Alabama Avenue SE, adjacent to the Congress Heights Metro (Green Line). Metro riders enter the campus at Gate 6 and cars enter at Gate 5 on Alabama Avenue at 11th Place SE.
For more information, contact Saint Elizabeths Public Affairs Officer, Tamil Perry at (202) 299-5100 or Tamil.Perry@dc.gov.