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Science of Violence and Compassion subject of panel discussion

Apr. 27, 2017, 12:31 PM

“The Science of Violence and Compassion” is the subject of a panel discussion that will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard in Nashville.

The panel features Jeremy Richman, Ph.D., and Linda Degutis, Dr.P.H., MSN, of the Avielle Foundation, and Christopher Slobogin, J.D., director of the Vanderbilt Law School’s Criminal Justice Program. Bruce Jennings, M.A., a faculty member of the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, will moderate.

Hosted by the Vanderbilt Conte Center for Neuroscience Research, the event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, however. To register, visit the Conte Center website at

Richman is a Vanderbilt-trained neuroscientist whose daughter, Avielle, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. He and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, started the Avielle Foundation to help prevent violence and build compassion in communities by fostering brain science research, community engagement and education.

For more information, contact Conte Center program manager Denise Malone at or 615-936-1898.

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