Fulbright Scholar to share addiction insights

Dr. Brendan Quinn

FORT KENT, Maine — On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Dr. Brendan Quinn will visit the University of Maine at Fort Kent to present “The Impact of Drug Abuse and Addiction on Individuals, Families, and Communities,” in the Nadeau Hall conference room at 6:30 p.m.

Quinn, from the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, has spent the past year at the University of California in Los Angeles working on his project, “Effectively Addressing Rising Methamphetamine Related Harms in Australia: Learning from Innovative American Research and Responses.” His lecture at UMFK will explore current research vis-à-vis licit and illicit drug trends and issues.

“It is an indescribable honor to have Dr. Brendan Quinn, a Fulbright Scholar, visit us at UMFK and discuss his area of research: methamphetamine addiction and recovery,” said Dr. Paul Buck, UMFK Associate professor of history and education. “Given the vast impact of substance abuse and addiction on society and individuals in the St. John Valley, and in Maine at large, we stand to learn a great deal from Dr. Quinn.”

“Furthermore, having participated twice myself in the Fulbright program, including a year of dissertation research in Quebec City while a doctoral student in history at the University of Maine, I always do my best to bring to light the ineffable significance and relevance of high-level international exchanges such as Fulbright,” said Buck.

“The health and well-being of our community is very important to us at UMFK,” said UMFK President Dr. John N. Short. “It gives us great pleasure to bring a scholar of this magnitude to the St. John Valley to discuss such a relevant topic.”

For more information, contact Buck at 834-7563 or Shawn Graham, UMFK assistant professor of human services and coordinator of behavioral and social science programs, at 834-8627.

This presentation is conducted through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF).  

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