Penn State Summit on the Opioid Epidemic

Date 01/12/18 9:30am to 2:30pm
Location 122 Heritage Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB), University Park
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The opioid epidemic continues to hit Pennsylvania hard. In 2016, overdose deaths in the state grew by 37% to over 3,900, and even larger segments of the population are at risk for misuse of opioids and other addictive substances. Please join colleagues from across the University to discuss your work and help the Social Science Research Institute develop a distinctive Penn State interdisciplinary and translational agenda aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic.
Tentative Program:
9:30-11:00 AM: Welcome and Flash Talks
11:00 AM-12:00PM: Round Table Discussion
12:00PM: Lunch will be provided
12:30-1:30PM: Discussion feedback
1:30-2:15PM: Flash Talks
2:15-2:30PM: RFA Announcement
To allow for lunch head count and organization of discussion groups please register. Registrations will be accepted through Thursday, January 4th. Commonwealth Campus faculty can apply for travel grants here. Questions? Please contact Rebecca Shultz at or 814-865-1528.

Co-sponsored by: the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Communications, Education, Health and Human Development, Information Sciences and Technology, the Liberal Arts, Medicine, and Nursing, Penn State Law, the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses, the Addiction Center for Translation, Center for Applied Studies in Health Economics, Center for Health Care and Policy Research, Center for Education Disparities Research, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Justice Center for Research, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Population Research Institute, Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Rock Ethics Institute.

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