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The Many Factors of the Opiate Epidemic, Friday, October 26

Ralph Lydic, the Cole Endowed Professor of Neuroscience and professor of anesthesiology and psychology at UT, will present “Opiate Epidemic: Socioeconomic Disorder, Brain Disease, or Both?” Friday, October 26.

Professor Lydic will provide an update on the many factors contributing to the 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016, estimated by the Centers for Disease Control. Efforts to slow opiate-related morbidity and mortality will require integration of brain research psycho-social intervention education and law enforcement.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, October 26 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, please email Mark Littmann. If you would like to receive a permit by US mail in advance of the meeting, please send an email before 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 23 and include your mailing address.