Opioid Research


2019 UT/Community Opioid Prevention Resource Fair and Expo

April 5, 2019


10:30-11:30 a.m.
Agency check-in
Thompson Student Union Auditorium 

Expo & agency Fair

Noon - 7 p.m. 

activities include

Narcan training will be offered continuously in Student Union room 3018.

Supervised children’s activities will be offered during the expo in Student Union room 3020.*

Medicine take back. 

*Snacks provided by Marsha's Homemade Buckeyes

main stage speakers

On the main stage, experts from community organizations and health care providers will discuss services/prevention efforts and resources. They will also increase education and reduce stigma. 

Speakers and topics include:

  • Dr. Amy Thompson, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, The University of Toledo
  • Dr. Sharon Gaber, President, The University of Toledo
  • Dr. Linda Lewandowski, Dean of the College of Nursing, The University of Toledo
  • Eric Zgodzinski, Health Commissioner
  • Scott Sylak, Executive Director, Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County
  • Toledo Fire
  • UTMC - Kobacker Center
  • Ross Horton F.A.C.T. (Families and Addicts Coming Together)
  • UTMC trauma nurses to put on a mock overdose presentation
  • Dr. Debra Skrzynecki - Non-drug treatment for pain/Helping with Success with treatment
  • State Highway Patrol - Drug Recognition Expert
  • Caren Steinmiller - The Brain on Drugs
  • Lucas County Suicide Coalition
  • DART
  • Racing for Recovery
  • Arrowhead Behavioral Health

ce events - student union 3018

12:30-1:30 p.m., What Opioids do to the Brain: The Good and the Bad
Dr. Cheyl McCullumsmith, chair of Department of Psychiatry, The University of Toledo

1:30-2:30 p.m., Pregnant Women & Opioid Use Disorder
Dr. Brittany Denny, Obstetrics, ProMedica 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Children & Families Amidst the Opioid Crisis
Donn Seed, Lucas County Children's Services

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., The MED SAFE Program: a Multifaced Approach to Opioid Misuse Prevention
Dr. Marilynne Wood, director of RN-BSN program, College of Nursing, The University of Toledo

5:00 - 6:00 p.m., The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Middle-Aged and Older Adults
Dr. Nancy Orel, associate dean, College of Health and Human Services, Bowling Green State University
Dr. Melissa Burek, associate dean, College of Health and Human Services, Bowling Green State University

Last Updated: 6/27/22