Careers Combating the Opioid Epidemic


The VCU Common Book 2017 highlights the issues America faces due to the opiate epidemic. Listen to a distinguished panel share about their careers fighting the opioid epidemic, why they chose this path and how you can get involved. This event is open to the public and recommended for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

When and Where

Feb. 5, 2018, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Forum Room, University Student Commons


Dr. Hamid Akbarali, Ph.D.

Dr. Hamid Akbarali, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, VCU School of Medicine

Dr. Omar Abubaker, DMD, Ph.D.

Dr. Omar Abubaker, DMD, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, VCU School of Dentistry

Tom Bannard, MBA, CADC

Tom Bannard, MBA, CADC
Program Coordinator, VCU Rams in Recovery, The Wellness Resource Center, VCU

Tatiana Carter

Tatiana Carter '16
Education Program Coordinator, Richmond City Sherrif's Office



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