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Lecture: Violence, Compassion & The Brain

A broad coalition of regional nursing professional organizations and the Wegmans School of Nursing are co-sponsoring a lecture by neuroscientist Dr. Jeremy Richman.

Date: October 3, 2017 - October 3, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall

Dr. Richman is the cofounder and CEO of the Avielle Foundation, which funds research exploring the underpinnings of the brain that lead to violent behaviors. It also fosters the engagement of communities to apply these insights and build compassion. Dr. Richman is a neuroscientist whose daughter, Avielle, was a victim of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Prior to his lecture at Fisher, Dr. Richman will serve as a guest on WXXI Radio's Connections with Evan Dawson, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Continuing education credits for nurses and social workers can be provided by Rochester Regional Health. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration, which is $20, can be completed online at