Department of Psychiatry Waggoner Lecture to discuss ‘Medical Ethics at the Border’

October 3, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

On Nov. 13, the Department of Psychiatry will present its 24th annual Waggoner Lecture.

This year’s featured speaker is Pamela McPherson, M.D., FAPA. McPherson is a medical doctor triple-boarded in general, child and adolescent, and forensic psychiatry. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Shreveport Behavioral Health Clinic, a gratis assistant professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, and a mental health subject matter expert for the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security.

McPherson focuses her research on the mental health of justice-involved youth as well as conditions of juvenile confinement, and consults for the U.S. government and nonprofits on mental health services for justice-involved youth.

In 2018, she and a colleague exposed the serious health risks to children who are separated from their parents and detained as part of the U.S. administration’s zero tolerance policy at the southern border.

She will discuss “Medical Ethics at the Border: A Look at Immigration Detention.” The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the Ford Auditorium.

See you there!