Joe DiPietro at podium for the State of the University address Photo by Jed Dekalb

UT Focuses Its Might on Solving the Opioid Crisis

The University of Tennessee—with its unique capacity to provide education, conduct research and deliver outreach to every corner of the state—is turning its combined capabilities to the opioid crisis, President Joe DiPietro said today.


Doctor Daniel Sumrok
Daniel Sumrok, director of the Center for Addiction Science in the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center, has decades of knowledge and experience in treating the devastating consequences of substance abuse.
Photo by Jane Pate, UTHSC

UTHSC’s Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Addiction Medicine Center of Excellence in the Country

The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, providing clinical treatment services across all demographics. The center is also training physicians to offer alternate forms of pain therapy to avoid over-prescription of opioids.