Erick Lauber, professor of journalism and public
relations at IUP and head of IUP’s Digital Media Institute, was named Director
of Community Health and Leadership at the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training
Institute for Community and Behavioral Health (MARTI).
He was appointed to this important position in the Spring of 2017. In his new position, Lauber will be focusing on
furthering his work with the MARTI Opioid Prevention and Community Health
(OPACH) Initiative, a program which he personally developed. He aims to join
forces with other agencies, such as the Drug-Free Communities coalition, to
combat the ever-growing opioid crisis in Western Pennsylvania. Lauber plans on
bringing about several new programs and efforts at IUP and in the surrounding
community to raise more awareness of drug abuse and recovery in Indiana County.
Learn more about Professor Lauber’s initiative.