Lt. Colonel Jan Vevera MD, PhD is Chief Psychiatrist at the 7th Field Military Hospital, Hradec Králové and Associate Professor at the Psychiatric Clinic, Charles University Prague, where he also teaches Medical Ethics. He graduated from Charles University in 1997 and received a post-doctoral fellowship from UC Berkeley in California and the Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London. Dr. Vevera was a member of the coordination committee of Amnesty International in the Czech Republic, served as health care coordinator for People in Need in Kosovo and a psychiatrist and general practitioner in Czech and French field hospitals in Afghanistan. His recent and ongoing research includes studying the causes of violence and victimization, neuropsychiatric adverse effects associated with cholesterol lowering therapy, and neurobiological and clinical correlations of traumatic stress.

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