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UIC Welcomes NIOSH Director for Lecture on Opioid Epidemic

The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health is hosting John Howard, MD, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as Distinguished Lecturer on March 8, 2018.  This event is free and open to the public. One hour of continuing education will be provided.

As part of the celebration for the 40th anniversary of the Illinois Education and Research Center, Dr. Howard will discuss Perspectives on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.  Every day more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioid drugs. Misuse of and addiction to opioids—including physician-prescribed pain relievers, illicit opiates like heroin, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl—represents a national crisis that can touch all of us. Dr. Howard will review the history of opiate use in the U.S., the origins and scope of the current crisis, efforts to intervene in the opioid epidemic, and recommended protections for first responders, law enforcement and healthcare workers.

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street, Room 932
Questions: Contact Lisa Brosseau at brosseau@uic.edu