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UK Research is hosting a Lunch and Learn on "The HEALing Communities Study: A Testament to Team Science" on Wednesday, May 4th at 12pm - 1pm via Zoom.

In the largest research grant ever received by the University of Kentucky, researchers from UK spanning six colleges (in partnership with state leaders), launched a project through the NIH’s HEALing (Helping End Addiction Long Term) Communities Study, which was a four-year, $87 million study aimed at reducing opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent.

Kentucky is ground zero of the opioid overdose epidemic. Since the 1990s, Kentuckians have been devastated by this unrelenting crisis, and they have persevered in their continued efforts to save lives.

Thanks to the HEALing Communities Study, this research team has embraced this historic opportunity to bring multiple stakeholders together to implement and study proven solutions to the opioid overdose epidemic.

Presenters include:

  • Trish Freeman, Director, Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice
  • Hannah Knudsen, Professor, Behavioral Science Michelle Lofwall, Professor, Behavioral Science
  • Katie Marks, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science
  • Svetla Slavova, Associate Professor, Biostatistics, UK College of Public Health
  • April Young, Associate Professor, Epidemiology, UK College of Public Health
  • Sharon Walsh, Director, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research and Professor, Behavioral Science

Registration is not required. Only available by Zoom: