WVU welcomes White House director for discussion on addressing addiction

West Virginia University is uniquely positioned to tackle the overdose epidemic – bringing together academic and clinical experts, laboratory scientists, patient advocates, policymakers and the private sector. As communities across the United States expand and explore solutions, the WVU community welcomed Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, for discussions on addressing addiction.

To start the day, Dr. Clay Marsh, chancellor and executive dean for WVU Health Sciences, led a roundtable discussion with Dr. Gupta focusing on addiction recovery, trauma and mental health along with high-impact policies to address the overdose epidemic. Drs. Marsh and Gupta were joined by individuals from across campus, the local community and the state. Watch a recording of the discussion on YouTube.

Dr. Gupta’s visit also included private tours of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and the WVU Medicine Center for Hope and Healing where he heard directly from researchers, healthcare professionals and patients.

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