EVENT: In the inaugural lecture for the UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence, Jacquelyn Campbell, a national leader in research and advocacy regarding intimate-partner violence, will present a broad-based approach to addressing domestic violence and preventing homicide.

WHEN/WHERE: 5-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in UC Irvine School of Law, Building Edu 1111, Social Sciences Parking Structure (grid G10 on campus map)

INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Colleen Taricani, 949-824-3063, ctaricani@law.uci.edu; or Cathy Lawhon, 949-824-1151, clawhon@uci.edu, 949-824-1151. Attendance and parking are complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

BACKGROUND: Jacquelyn Campbell is professor and Anna D. Wolf Chair, The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health; and national program director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars. Her multiple federally funded research investigations paved the way for a growing body of interdisciplinary knowledge in nursing, medicine and public health. She has written seven books and more than 220 articles, and is internationally known for creating the Danger Assessment Instrument, the most commonly used tool for predicting lethality in the domestic violence context. National and international policy makers seek out her expertise on intimate partner violence and its health effects.

UC Irvine’s Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence unites community partners with faculty from 20 departments to address the complex problem of abuse. By bringing together expertise in biological and physical sciences, engineering, information & computer sciences, art, law, medicine and health sciences, nursing, social sciences and social ecology, the ICFV aims to be the premier site for research, education, clinical care and community collaboration on family violence prevention and intervention.