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Dr. Richard Frierson Receives National Forensic Psychiatry and Law Award

Dr. Richard L. Frierson, professor of psychiatry and vice chair for education in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the School of Medicine, has received the prestigious 2016 Seymour Pollack Award from the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL).

The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the teaching and educational functions of forensic psychiatry. Frierson accepted the award at the 47th Annual AAPL Meeting last month in Portland, Oregon.

Currently serving as president of the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships and co-chair of the AAPL Education Committee, Frierson is a leader in his field. He has won several teaching awards, contributed more than 40 articles to peer-reviewed publications and is frequently invited to present at medical schools, national psychiatry organizations and prominent legal organizations.