UC's $15 million to fight opioid deaths makes local headlines
Tue, April 23, 2019
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Spectrum News 1 reporter Rod Hissong visited UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning to cover a project aimed at combating the opioid epidemic and educating bystanders.
DAAP Graduate Studies Coordinator and Associate Professor Claudia B. Rebola designed AntiOD, a device to make opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone more accessible to those in need. She and students Sabastian Ramirez, Norberto Sanchez and Swati Chopra hope to roll out an educational campagin and install naloxone-dispensing devices across Cincinnati by spring.
“I think the most rewarding thing is that it is something that might actually make a big impact,” Ramirez told Hissong. “The opioid crisis is a very big issue here in the country. So, every kind of thing that contributes to it... it's a big reward. Even a life — one, two lives, it makes a big impact on the crisis.”
Read or watch the entire interview on Spectrum News 1.
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Featured image at top: Claudia Rebola overlooks the city of Cincinnati. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services