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Morton SILVERMAN Morton M. Silverman, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry The University of Colorado at Denver Denver, Colorado, USA Email: Morton Silverman MD, received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and then pursued his MD at Northwestern University. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Chicago. Dr. Silverman is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is also the Senior Advisor to the National Suicide Prevention Technical Resource Center (SPRC), which had been established to fulfill one of the objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP). Dr. Silverman also served as the first Chief of the Center for Prevention Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (1983-1985), and then served as the first Associate Administrator for Prevention in the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (1985-1987). He also served as the Senior Scientific Editor and Writer for the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action (2001). He has been a consultant to numerous national organizations focusing on suicide assessment and prevention. Dr. Silverman is the co-author or author of over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and over 25 book and monograph chapters on the topics of college student mental health, disease prevention, health promotion, alcohol and other drug abuse, suicide, and standards of care. From 1996-2009 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, the scientific journal of the American Association of Suicidology He is the co-editor or co-author of 5 books on topics related to the field of suicidology, including The Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology (2000), and Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention (2006). He is also the 2005 recipient of the Louis I. Dublin Award from the American Association of Suicidology, given for “outstanding service and contributions to the field of suicide prevention as evidenced by leadership, devotion and creativity.”