Office of External Affairs

June 21, 2019

Nation’s top doctor visits UW School of Public Health

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams visited the University of Washington to meet with students in the School of Public Health. He also took a few selfies.

Dr. Adams met with students to talk about the nation’s opioid crisis. Opioids and addiction are among his priorities as the “Nation’s Doctor.” A dozen undergraduate and graduate students shared how their individual research and practice projects relate to national efforts and challenges in addressing the opioid crisis. Topics of discussion ranged from addiction risk factors such as childhood trauma and mental health to the criminal justice system, homelessness and health equity. Read more and see photos from the School of Public Health.