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The Opioid Epidemic in Virginia: Individual, Family and Community Consequences

September 19, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Academic Learning Commons 1107

This inaugural event marks the launch of our annual Health Sciences Lecture Series. The series invites speakers to highlight topics relevant to the structure, organization and operation of the U.S. healthcare system and its impact on the general well-being and health status of the U.S. population.


Jodi Manz, MSW
Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Resources
Office of the Governor
Commonwealth of Virginia

Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD
S. Elmer Bear Endowed Chair
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
VCU School of Dentistry

Thomas N. Bannard, Instructor
The Wellness Resource Center
Program Director, RAMS in Recovery
Virginia Commonwealth University

Sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences as part of the Health Sciences Annual Lecture Series

For more information, contact Michael Pyles at or (804) 827-9351.