WKU to Host Conversation about Opioid Epidemic with Psychiatrist and Medical School Administrator Todd R. Cheever

This summer, medical students will begin classes at the new University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Bowling Green Campus, the first regional campus medical school of its kind in Kentucky. The new school will also bring a WKU alumnus and long-time UK professor and administrator back to South-central Kentucky, along with his expertise in one of the greatest threats facing our state and our nation: the opioid epidemic.

Dr. Todd R. Cheever is the Associate Dean of the new medical school and will be the featured guest during “An Evening With” on Tuesday, November 14. Dr. Cheever is a faculty member of the U.K. Department of Psychiatry whose clinical work has focused on treating adults with chronic mental illnesses and substance use disorders. He has done extensive studies on the effects of opioid addiction and will share valuable insight into the increase in addiction and how to treat it.

“An Evening With” is an intimate discussion with thought-leaders and experts from various fields through a moderator-led interview led by WKU alumnus and local author Larry Gildersleeve. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the discussion.

 

The Cheever program will take place Tuesday, November 14 at the Augenstein Alumni Center located at 292 Alumni Ave. on the WKU Bowling Green Campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and desserts. The program begins at 7 p.m., and free parking is available in the parking garage next to the alumni center.

This “An Evening With” program is co-hosted by the WKU Alumni Association and the Society for Lifelong Learning at WKU (SLL), a member-driven organization that offers a wide range of high quality, intellectually stimulating, non-credit educational programs and experiences for ages 50 and over who have a love for learning. All programs are free to the public, but reservations are required. To RSVP, visit wku.edu/sll/rsvp2.php by Monday, November 13. For information about the Society for Lifelong Learning at WKU, visit wku.edu/sll.

The Society for Lifelong Learning is a member-driven organization that offers a wide range of high quality, intellectually stimulating, non-credit educational programs and experiences for people 50 and over who have a love for learning.

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Society for Lifelong Learning Contact
Dr. Cindy Ehresman
Program Manager, WKU Lifelong Learning
Western Kentucky University Division of Extended Learning and Outreach
270-745-1910
cindy.ehresman@wku.edu

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