UM System’s 2021 Extension and Engagement Week kicks off with a series of moderated panels on the national opioid epidemic.
The first session gathers key faculty from all four UM System institutions to set the foundation for this important discussion. Together, they’ll discuss the current landscape in Missouri’s urban and rural communities, explore the brain science behind addiction, and share how the UM system contributes expertise in this field- from spearheading national coalitions to forming small-town partnerships.
- Dr. Brett Froeliger, Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Core Facility, University of Missouri
- Lisa Carter, Senior Project Manager, UMKC’s Collaborative to Advance Health Services and Technology Transfer Specialist, HHS Region 7 Opioid Response Network
- Dr. Rachel Winograd, Associate Professor, UMSL Department of Psychological Sciences/ Missouri Institute of Mental Health
- Dr. Clair Kueny, Assistant Professor Psychological Science, Missouri S&T
In our second session, we will dive deeper into the various approaches to solving this problem with UM system community partners from across the state. Both sessions will be moderated by Jon Stemmle, Professor of Strategic Communication at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Current Panelists Include:
- Chiquita Chanay, Community Health Outreach Specialist, MU Extension
- Dr. Casey Burton, Director of Medical Research, Phelps Health
- Chad Sebora, Executive Director, Missouri Network for Harm Reduction, Support, and Reform.
- Dr. Heather, Lyons-Burney, Clinical Associate Professor, UMKC School of Pharmacy- Springfield