Lauber Meets with Governor Wolf On Opioid Crisis Research and Awareness

Posted on 9/12/2018 11:27:19 AM

Recently, Erick Lauber of the Journalism and Public Relations Department was part of a team presenting to Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of the Drug and Alcohol Program Jennifer Smith on Armstrong and Indiana counties’ response to the opioid crisis.

Governor Wolf and Secretary Smith toured Armstrong County Hospital August 22, 2018, to view their new detox facility and to learn about the ARMOT program, a program implemented in both counties.

Lauber presented on two recent grant-funded projects that the MARTI-CBH Institute has implemented, including a multi-county prevention and public awareness campaign, and an intensive, qualitative research project. 

Assisting Lauber on the research project are Victor Garcia (Anthropology), Alex Heckert, (Sociology), Melissa Swauger (Sociology), and Christian Vacarro (Sociology). Graduate students Kylie Smith, Lisa McCann, and Ashley Niccolai (Sociology) and undergraduate students Seth Woolcock and Kathleen Mest (Journalism and Public Relations) are also participating.

More information about the projects can be found on the MARTI-CBH website.