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The Sixth Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium

"Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations:
The Face of the Person Who Has Experienced Violence"

October 22-23, 2015


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Keynote Speakers

Jacqueline Campbell

Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Anna D. Wolf Chair
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

My 30 years as a researcher, clinician and educator in the area of violence against women and health outcomes has afforded me the skills and experience to provide expert research direction on the proposed research and mentor junior investigators involved. Read more...

Richard Garland

Richard Garland, MSW
I devote most of my time to working with troubled youth, especially those involved in gangs and violence. I frequently work with police departments through-out the state of Pennsylvania, and I provide trainings to Police Departments and Community based organizations. Read more...

Edward Mulvey

Edward P. Mulvey, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Edward P. Mulvey is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He has conducted numerous research studies on violence and mental illness, prediction of future violence and crime,  Read more...

Fr. Sawicki

John Sawicki, CSSp
Assistant Professor in Political Science 
Duquesne University

Director of the Center for International Relations

John Sawicki has been adjunct professor in the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He holds his PhD from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. Sawicki teaches national security courses in Political Science and International Relations at Duquesne University, and lectures in counter-terror finance and religious violence topics at the Marshall Center, as well as other US embassy and military command venues in the world.

About the Symposium

The Rita M. McGinley Symposium is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order, that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world.

The theme of the sixth annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium is the experience of violence. Violence affects the mind, body and spirit. Tragically many acts of violence are not random events; they occur within close relationships across age, gender, race, class and economic structures. The 2015 McGinley Symposium will focus on the determinants of violence seeking to prevent and ameliorate the impact of violence on persons and communities.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits will be provided for nurses and other health professionals. There will be 6.5 credits offered on Thursday and 3.5 on Friday for a total of 10 hours if both days are attended.

Duquesne University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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