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December 2019

Adolescents, young adults and substance use

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The 2019 Steve Hicks Lecture on Addictions and Substance Abuse Services present

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH
The changing landscape of adolescents, young adults and substance use

Q&A after the lecture

About the speaker: Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a board-certified developmental-behavioral pediatrician, an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and the director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Levy has evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, and has taught national curricula and published extensively on the outpatient management of substance use disorders in adolescents. Dr. Levy is the past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, the president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) and serves on the board of directors of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director’s Association.

This lecture is organized by the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and co-sponsored by SHIFT and the Dell Medical School Departments Psychiatry and Health Social Work.

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February 2020

Refugee and the disability experience

February 11, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Disability Awareness Speaker Series present

Qusay Hussein
refugee and the disability experience


About the speaker: Qusay Hussein is psychology and social work major at The University of Texas at Austin. He arrived in Austin as a refugee from Iraq, after suffering severe injuries from a suicide bombing in 2006.

This series is sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Center for Disability Studies, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, School of Nursing, LGBTQ Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, Humanities Institute, and the Faculty Innovation Center.

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