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Dr. Everett to Present at T. K. Li Distinguished Lecture

T. K. Li Distinguished Lecture Series

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
4 - 5 pm 
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center

Reception following the lecture

Location
Parking is available in the Duke Clinics Parking Garage located at 302 Trent Dr. Durham, NC 27710. 

Presentation by: 

Anita Everett, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
President, American Psychiatric Association
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Section Director, Community and General Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Everett is the Chief Medical Officer at SAMHSA. She is also the Director of the Office of Chief Medical Officers (OCMO). The OCMO is strategically positioned within SAMHSA to facilitate the development of policy, practice and programs that comport with best practices and current trends in contemporary health care.

Dr. Everett is the Chief Medical Officer at SAMHSA. She is also the Director of the Office of Chief Medical Officers (OCMO). The OCMO is strategically positioned within SAMHSA to facilitate the development of policy, practice and programs that comport with best practices and current trends in contemporary health care. Dr. Everett comes to SAMHSA with long term experience in the delivery and leadership of psychiatric services.

Prior to her arrival at SAMHSA, she served as the Section Chief of The Johns Hopkins Bayview Community and General Psychiatry in Baltimore, Maryland. She was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. At Hopkins, she directed 22 community psychiatry programs that provide a range of services to individuals from preschool age to older adults and through a range of programs that include intensive acute services as well as recovery support services for persons with Serious Mental Illnesses. More recently at Hopkins, she has been involved with the leadership of health system behavioral health integration into accountable care structures. Earlier in her career, Dr. Everett served as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. There she worked on the promotion of access to quality services and access to medications in the Medicare prescription drug benefit. From 1999 to 2003 she served as the Inspector General to the Office of the Governor in the Department of Mental Health in Virginia. During this time she completed over 80 inspections of Institutions operated and licensed to provide mental health services in Virginia. She received the Patrick Henry award for outspoken advocacy.

Dr. Everett has served on the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Advisory Council. She is active in several professional organizations including the American Psychiatric Association where she has received a commendation for her work in healthcare reform. She is a past president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society and the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. She has been engaged in a number of international projects which have included consultation with the Ministries of Health, Department of Mental Health in Iraq and Afghanistan on the implementation of mental health services in these countries.

 

T. K. Li, MD

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

This Distinguished Lecture Series honors the significant and longstanding contributions of Dr. T-K Li to the study, prevention and treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders. Dr. Li was born in Nanjing, China, earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his M.D. from Harvard in 1959. He worked and studied at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and was named chief medical resident there in 1965. He went on to conduct research at the Nobel Medical Research Institute and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and served as deputy director of the department of biochemistry within the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research before joining the faculty at Indiana University as professor of medicine and biochemistry in 1971. After an illustrious career at Indiana where he held numerous leadership positions, Dr. Li became the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and served in that role from 2002 until 2008. That year, he moved to Durham and was appointed Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and faculty of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. In 2013, Dr. Li retired and became Professor Emeritus. The scientific accomplishments of Dr. Li are many—and his work specifically on the genetic basis of alcohol metabolism and its downstream effects on behavior— have changed how we study, understand, prevent and treat alcohol use disorders.