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Announcing Campus Read 2016 - Clean by David Sheff

Posted On: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Posted By: Diversity Office

Our annual Campus Read Program promotes academic discourse and critical thinking on a topic that is both timely and important for our campus community and our mission areas.  Currently, opioid abuse is a serious public health issue and drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States.  As  the commonwealth’s only public medical school, stemming the drug crisis is important to our mission of service to our communities and neighbors. 

Our 2016 Campus Read book selection is aligned with this goal:

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff

 Clean by david sheff book cover

The 2016 Campus Read Event will be November 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm in the Faculty Conference Room, UMass Medical School, University Campus.  Dennis M. Dimitri M.D., F.A.A.F.P , Clinical Associate Professor, Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, will present on the topics addressed in the book.  Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, President of UMass Memorial Behavioral Health Services,  and internationally recognized expert in co-occurring mental illness and addiction, including leading and advising on numerous international initiatives in tobacco addiction and mental illness will facilitate the campus conversations.

We encourage everyone to read the book and to mark your calendars for the event. A limited number of copies of the book are available in the library and in DIO.   

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