|Medical School Dean's Hour to focus on drug addiction|
“Drug Abuse and Addiction Research: An Overview” is the title of the next Dean’s Hour at noon Thursday, Oct. 5, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Donald Vereen Jr. of the National Institute on Drug Abuse will present the talk, which is free and open to the public, in the Reed Keller Auditorium, Wold Center, 501 North Columbia Road. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. As the special assistant to the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Vereen oversees the coordination of drug abuse clinical research. From 1998 to 2001, he worked as deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House, overseeing the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, methadone treatment regulations, drug policy and anti-doping in sports.
The presentation will be broadcast at the following video conference sites: Southeast Campus room 225, Southwest Campus conference room A and Northwest Campus office. It can also be viewed on the medical school’s web page at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/mit/webcast/dean.html and through Internet video-conferencing on desktop computers through the medical school’s CRISTAL Recorder (call 701-777-2329 for details).
The Dean’s Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, (701)777-2514.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, email@example.com, 701-777-0871