Students Take Part In Annual Substance Use Disorder Awareness Program
Student pharmacists in their first professional year took part in Duquesne University School of Pharmacy's Substance Use Disorder Awareness Program on January 18 and 19. Held in the University's Power Center Ballroom, the program featured presentations and hands-on activities designed to increase understanding of addiction from the perspective of patients and pharmacists.
Topics included The Neurochemistry of Drug Abuse and Addiction, Professional Duty and Responsibilities, and Signs and Symptoms of Addiction/Co-Dependency and Enabling. Several guest speakers from local, state and national organizations took part in the event, including: Peter Speaks, PA Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs; Kathie Simpson, Program Director for Secundum Artem Reaching Pharmacists with Help (SARPH); Kevin Knipe, Program Manager of Professional Health Monitoring Programs (PHMP); and Jay Burrows, Manager of Glenbeigh Center of Erie.
In addition to Dean J. Douglas Bricker, School of Pharmacy faculty members who presented at the event include Dr. Janet Astle, Dr. Vincent Giannetti, Dr. Christopher Surratt, and Dr. Holly Lassila.
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