Dwivedi named to national suicide prevention organization board

UAB Professor of Psychiatry named to national suicide prevention organization board.

dwivediYogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D., the Elesabeth Ridgely Shook Endowed Professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, has been appointed a member of the scientific council of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP aims to give those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy in an effort to act against this leading cause of death. AFSP helps with funding scientific research, creating public awareness about suicide and mental health, advocating for public policies, and helping support suicide loss survivors.

As a member of the scientific council of the AFSP, Dwivedi will help provide expertise and guidance to AFSP’s Board of Directors on areas related to research and education, new initiatives, and programs under development. 

“It’s an honor to serve on AFSP’s scientific council, as the council makes a significant impact on research, public education, programs and more,” Dwivedi said. “I look forward to making an impact in the lives of many at risk of suicide, suicide survivors, and family and friends who have experienced suicide loss.”

His three-year term begins Jan. 1, 2019.