LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2020) – Save the date for the 2021 Substance Use Research Event (SURE), to be held March 3, 2021, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center; however, per COVID-19 guidelines, the in-person format is tentative. This annual event showcases the work of faculty across UK’s campus who are working to reduce the impact of substance use disorder in Kentucky and beyond.
This year’s event will feature two speakers from outside of UK, along with three thematic symposia from UK faculty and a data blitz for trainees.
“The Substance Use Research Event shows the depth and breadth of relevant research happening all over campus,” said William Stoops, Ph.D., UK College of Medicine professor and organizing committee chair for the event. “Not only is it an opportunity to bring together experts from many different backgrounds to build networks and continue to spur future collaborations, it also brings researchers and community partners from outside UK to learn about this work.”
Plenary speakers this year are:
● Dr. Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D., professor and director, Addiction Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; “Neurobiological Pathways to Addiction Risk and Treatment”
● Dr. Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, associate professor and director, Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy, Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine; “Policy Responses to Opioid Overdose Crisis: Emerging Evidence on Success and Unintended Consequences”
Additionally, UK faculty will present symposia on the following topics:
- “COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorders”
- “Health Disparities”
- “Substance Use Disorder Policy”
The SURE organizing committee is hosting a brief survey to gather information on preferences regarding the meeting format of the 2021 event. To take the survey, click here.
The UK Substance Use Research Event is sponsored by the UK Office of the Vice President for Research. For more information, visit UK Research.
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