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[May 9, 2016]

SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Michael Myers to Be Honored by New York City Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, May 12


Michael Myers, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, will be honored for his work in suicide prevention by the New York City Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on May 12. Dr. Myers, a past president of the chapter, will be recognized at the Spring Soiree 2016, “Celebration of Life,” at Provocateur, 18 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among young people age 15 to 24. The highest overall rates of suicide are for adults age 40 to 59. The mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

An internationally known expert on suicide and suicide prevention, Dr. Myers is also immediate past vice-chair of education and director of training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Downstate, and the author of seven books. His publications include more than 150 articles, book chapters, letters, book reviews and videotapes covering a wide range of topics, including marital therapy, men and reproductive technology, divorce, sexual assault of women and men, AIDS, the stigma of psychiatric illness, gender issues in training and medical practice, the treatment of medical students and physicians, boundary crossing in the doctor-patient relationship, ethics in medical education, and physician health.

More information about Dr. Myers is available here: http://www.downstate.edu/psychiatry/faculty/myers.html.

For more information about the event honoring Dr. Myers, contact Meredith Henning at mhenning@afsp.org .

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively.

SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school. For more information, visit www.downstate.edu.

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