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White House Senior Adviser for Rural Affairs visits OHIO

Published: January 30, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Anne Hazlett, Senior Advisor for Rural Affairs at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, visited Ohio University's Athens Campus on Friday, Jan. 24, to learn about OHIO's efforts to combat substance misuse.

Hazlett's first stop was OHIO's Game Research and Immersive Design Lab (GRID Lab), where she viewed a virtual reality (VR) segment focusing on administering NARCAN in the case of an overdose.

Afterwards, Hazlett met with community officials and several faculty and staff from around the University, including those from the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the School of Nursing, and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Anne Hazlett, Sr. Adviser For Rural Affairs views a virtual Narcan treatment developed in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University while students who've helped work on the simulation from the School of Nursing look on.
Anne Hazlett views a virtual NARCAN treatment developed in the Scripps College of Communication. Photo: Ben Siegel
Anne Hazlett, Sr. Adviser For Rural Affairs with Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis during a visit the Athens Campus.
Anne Hazlett with Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis during a visit the Athens Campus. Photo: Ben Siegel

 

Anne Hazlett spoke with OHIO faculty and staff and community members during her visit to OHIO's Athens Campus. Photo: Eli Burris
Anne Hazlett spoke with OHIO faculty and staff and community members during her visit to OHIO's Athens Campus. Photo: Eli Burris