Opioid Research

ALL HANDS ON DECK AT OPIOID SUMMIT - UT researchers mobilize wide-ranging expertise to help state leaders find new solutions to fight public health crisis.

Opioid Summit Presentations

State leaders met to discuss the current status of the opioid epidemic in Ohio. Presenters shared the state's focus areas and funding priorities with UT faculty and staff, as well as key community partners and government leaders from the Toledo region.

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Keynote 1: "Role of higher education in solving the opiates problem and supporting addicted students"

Presented by Charles See, JD, Vice Chancellor, Ohio Department of Higher Education

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Keynote 2: “The opiate crisis: where we came from and where we are going”

Presented by Mark Hurst, MD, Medical Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

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Panel 1: "Strategic directions, innovative programs and funding opportunities to address the opioid problem in Ohio"
  • Andrea Boxill, Director, Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team
  • Mindy Vance, Chief, Bureau of Recovery Supports, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Shancie Jenkins, Chief, Office of Health Improvement and Wellness, Ohio Department of Health
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Panel 2: "Informatics and Data"
  • Brian Fowler, Chief, Bureau of Informatics and Data Services, Ohio Department of Health
  • Betsy Truex-Powell, Health Innovation Manager, Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Dan Hecht, Chief, Strategic Information, Ohio Department of Medicaid

Opioid Summit News Coverage

Last Updated: 4/13/18