3rd Annual Research Symposium

Rethinking the Future of Healthcare Through Research



March 2nd, 2017 | 4pm to 8pm MST
Roseman University of Health Sciences
South Jordan Campus
10920 S. River Front Pkwy | South Jordan, UT | 84095

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael Bennett
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Utah

Thank you to all of our Utah Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Zions Bank & Practice Pathways

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RBM Building Services

Research Panel Discussion & Print Sponsor

Award Sponsor
Commerce Utah


March 2nd, 2017 | 4pm to 8pm PST
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Henderson Campus
11 Sunset Way | Henderson, NV | 89014

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Keynote Speaker

Carol J. Boyd, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Michigan – School of Nursing

Carol J. Boyd, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN is the Deborah J Oakley professor of Nursing and a Research Professor at the Addiction Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan.  Boyd is an internationally recognized substance abuse scholar whose career started when she studied female heroin and “T and Blue” users in Detroit.  Her mid-career research centered on African American women’s abuse of crack cocaine, but her more recent NIH funded studies focus on adolescent and young adult populations and their abuse of alcohol and controlled medications.

Boyd currently studies the use, misuse and abuse of controlled medications (e.g., opioid analgesics) among youth and emerging adults and its relationship to other problem behaviors, including illicit drug use. Her research draws attention to the variety of behaviors associated with prescription drug abuse; indeed, she was one of the first to articulate the importance of “motivations” in determining adolescent risk for prescription drug abuse.

Boyd publishes extensively in interdisciplinary journals; her most recent work centers on this nonmedical use of benzodiazepines and sedatives among adolescents (Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, November 2014). Other recent studies have been published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, Substance Abuse, Archives of Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine and Pain, to name a few. Dr. Boyd can be contacted at caroboyd@umich.edu.

Presentation Title: Your or My Pills? Prescription Drug Abuse among Adolescents




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