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SOCIAL DYNAMICS & COMMUNITY HEALTH SPEAKER SERIES

The Social Dynamics & Community Health Speaker Series is held once per month usually Fridays from 12-1:30 pm in Room A521 Crabtree Hall.  Exceptions to this time and/or place are noted on the schedule below.

Upcoming BCHS Seminars

Tue 11/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Mediation Analysis for Health Disparities Research
Public Health A521

Previous BCHS Seminars

BCHS Seminar Series

Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition

Tuesday 10/24 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A521

Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition:
Recent changes in risk associated with opioid and heroin overdoses

Dr. Unick has over 20 years of experience working with injection drug using populations in both a clinical and research capacity. His recent NIDA-funded work focuses on understanding how the changing supply and use of opiates affects the health of opiate using populations. The US is facing a multi-faceted opioid and heroin overdose crisis that stems from wide availability of prescription opiates, rising heroin initiation and widespread availability of new sources, forms, and contamination of the heroin supply. Evidence is mounting for persistent and widespread distribution of synthetic opioids, e.g. fentanyl, sold covertly as heroin or in rare circumstances overtly. This opioid rich environment is increasing the risk of overdose across all groups; however, some groups are experiencing more dramatic increases in relative risk. This presentation will discuss changes in the population at risk for opioid and heroin overdoses and how those changes are distributed across geographic, demographic, and economic groups.

View flyer for detail (pdf).

Last Updated On Monday, October 09, 2017 by Cotter, Susan
Created On Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Contact

For information on seminars and events in the department, contact:

Sue Cotter
suecot@pitt.edu
412-624-9594

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