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J. Steven Lamberti, MD

 Dr. Lamberti is Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Research Subject Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  Dr. Lamberti received his MD from the University of Missouri, and completed his psychiatry residency and a neuropsychiatry fellowship at the University of Rochester.  He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Board Certified in General Psychiatry. Dr. Lamberti's career is dedicated to developing new treatment and rehabilitation strategies for adults with schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders, especially those at risk for repeated hospitalization, arrest and incarceration.  He has written and lectured widely on community-based care for adults with severe mental illness, with a focus on preventing relapse and promoting recovery.  Dr. Lamberti and his research team have conducted numerous clinical drug trials evaluating novel medications for treatment of psychosis and cognitive impairment in schizophrenia and related disorders.  With funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and local sources, he has also led development of the Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (R-FACT) model.  For their work with in developing the R-FACT model, Dr. Lamberti and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award, the 2002 New York State Community Health Improvement Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award.   Dr. Lamberti is also a recipient of the 2004 APA Van Ameringen Award for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and the 2005 Margaret Van Horn Award for Distinguished Service in Psychiatry. 


 Robert L. Weisman, DO

Dr. Weisman is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is Senior Medical Director for Ambulatory Services, and Director of Clinical Care for Project Link and the New York State ACT/FACT team serving mentally disordered offenders in the community.  Dr. Weisman is also Director for the Charles E. Steinberg Memorial Fellowship in Psychiatry and Law, at the University of Rochester.  He received his DO from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA, completed his psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Rochester.  Dr. Weisman is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the American College of Psychiatrists and Board Certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry.  Dr. Weisman has special expertise in developing community-based treatment approaches for high-risk mentally ill offender populations, and for promoting public safety through violence prevention training initiatives. He has presented internationally and written on community and pharmacologic management of mentally ill offenders, and on assessment of violence risk within this population. Dr. Weisman regularly conducts training seminars on topics relative to prevention of workplace violence for a variety of audiences including medical, psychiatric, corporate, and law-enforcement professionals. Through grant funding from the University of Rochester, he has developed training interventions for front-line correctional professionals working with mentally disordered individuals. Dr. Weisman also provides forensic consultation nationally for individual risk assessment and violence mitigation to medical centers, criminal justice agencies, universities, and commercial industry.  In addition, Dr. Weisman has developed the Safety and Violence Education (SAVE) training curriculum through funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  For their work with Project Link, a prototype R-FACT program, Dr. Weisman and his colleagues received the 1999 American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award, and the 2009 NAMI New York State Program Award.