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SPARKS: Opioid Addiction

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Date: Thursday, April 5

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)

In his recent State of the University address, President DiPietro described the beginning of UT’s response to the opioid epidemic. David Stern, Vice-Chancellor for Clinical Affairs at UTHSC, was featured during the State of the University address. He will be co-championing UTHSC’s Opioid Addiction Center. As plans for the center develop, Dr. Stern seeks to engage potential collaborators from across the state.

To this end, UT is hosting a SPARKS (Seeking Partnerships for Research and Knowledge) event with interested researchers from ETSU, UTIA, UTHSC, ORNL, and UT. Please feel free to share this invitation with other interested faculty at these institutions and UT.

Lunch will be provided. Please register below.


Who: Researchers from ETSU, UTIA, UTHSC, ORNL, and UT


When: April 5, 2018, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Where: A004 Blount Hall

Why: This will be an opportunity for you to hear from David Stern about the vision for the Opioid Addiction Center, contribute to the vision, and find potential collaborators. During the event you will be asked to introduce yourself and your research interests (2-3 minutes).

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