The problems associated with substance abuse disorders effect all humankind. The individual,
community, and societal issues associated with substance abuse will be addressed in
this interactive panel discussion setting.
Panelists include: Tom McGovern, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus, who will provide background
information and discuss substance abuse from a global perspective including World
Health Organization (WHO) reports; Susan Bergeson, Ph.D., Director of Biotechnology
and Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, who will reflect
on the biology of substance abuse with attention to gender differences; and Jessica
Nelson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, who will comment on the recent Surgeon
General’s report with emphasis on the opioid epidemic.
For more information about this topic, please visit the following links: WHO resources, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, Pleasure Unwoven: An Explanation of the Brain Disease and Pleasure Unwoven on YouTube. (Please note: In follow up to this panel discussion, Pleasure Unwoven will be screened
the following day at noon in ACB 240.)
Want to reserve your meal?
Bring a large bottle of glue or 2 glue sticks to the Office of Global Health (2B410)
prior to the day of the lecture and we’ll reserve a meal for you!!!!
The Office of Global Health (OGH) will be collecting supplies for the special needs
school in Jinotega, Nicaragua. The special needs school serves children throughout
the Jinotega region who live with various special needs including deafness, autism,
and Downs Syndrome.