Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
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Feb. 19, 2015

Whitten presentation to kick off new addiction medicine course


OSU-CHS is hosting a presentation on addiction by special guest Reggie Whitten on March 23 at noon in Dunlap Auditorium. The presentation will serve as an introduction to a new course on addiction medicine for second-year medical students running from March 30-April 3.

Whitten is the founder of several nonprofit organizations with connections to OSU-CHS, including Pros for Africa and the Native Explorers Foundation. He will be share the story of his son’s struggle with addiction and how Brandon’s death became a catalyst to help others struggling with addiction. 

Through Fighting Addiction Through Education (FATE), Reggie has worked to educate Oklahomans on the devastating health, economic and societal impact of substance abuse and addiction. Whitten will also be providing copies of his book, What’s Your Fate, which tells the story of how substance abuse is impacting the U.S.

The presentation is open to all OSU-CHS students, faculty and staff. Free pizza will be provided. 


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