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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jerry Reed: Leaves SPAN and goes to SPRC

News about one of our notable suicide prevention leaders and fellow Virginian..

"Jerry Reed of SPAN USA to Lead Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) announces that Jerry Reed, Ph.D., MSW, former executive director of SPAN USA, will lead its policy and professional development activities in suicide prevention and will serve as Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). A dedicated geriatric and suicide prevention advocate, Dr. Reed joined SPAN USA in 2003 and has been a recognized leader in the national suicide prevention movement. Lloyd Potter, Ph.D., MPH, who has directed SPRC for the past five years, leaves to join the faculty of the University of Texas, San Antonio. Dr. Potter will be Director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research, which examines the determinants and consequences of demographic change."
..from the Weekly Spark, A Weekly Newsletter of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

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