The Essentials II faculty, Emma Eggleston, MD, MPH and Angie Gray, BSN, RN, host:
West Virginia suffers from the highest rate of drug overdose mortality in the US, largely driven by the opioid epidemic. The talk will provide an overview of the data and trends of opioid use and overdose in WV; discuss social determinants of opioid use and the impact of the epidemic on families and communities; and examine public health approaches, including primary prevention, secondary prevention, and harm reduction.
The Specialty Interest Series, sponsored by Professor Anthony D’Amico, M.D., Ph.D., Advisory Dean and Director of the Holmes Society, and organized by the Academic Societies, is a career lunch seminar series that brings clinicians from affiliated hospitals to HMS to discuss different specialty areas. In the winter/spring semester, we will focus on the following specialty areas: Plastic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics and Dermatology.