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Allison Hydzik
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Telephone: 412-647-9975
Communications Specialist I
Telephone: 412-578-9193

Pitt Presents: ‘Modeling the Opioid Epidemic: Insights and Potential Solutions from Computational Science’

WHAT: The Biomedical Modeling Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will host a free one-day workshop to examine the opioid epidemic from a computational science perspective. Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse and addiction will discuss their research and best practices. The event features two plenary speakers and three workshops with panel-led discussions on the modeling efforts.
Registration is required by Sept. 18 through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s website.
WHY: In response to the national opioid crisis, public health professionals will learn how computational modeling can inform the response.
WHO: Plenary speakers include:
• Carlos Blanco, M.D., Ph.D., director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention, National Institute on Drug Abuse
• Sarah Bacon, Ph.D., behavioral scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
WHERE: The University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, 15260.
Note to Media: To cover this event, prearrangements must be made by contacting Allison Hydzik at 412-647-9975 or

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