By Jenny Wells-Hosley
University of Kentucky News
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dr. Erin Calipari, an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, recently visited the University of Kentucky to give a talk about her work in addiction research.
The neuroscientist, who also happens to be the daughter of UK men's basketball coach John Calipari, met with students and faculty in the UK Department of Biology before presenting her lecture. UKNow caught up with Calipari to get her thoughts on UK's focus on fighting the opioid epidemic. She noted that UK is a leader in opioid addiction research.
"UK is one of the biggest places for this kind of drug addiction work," Calipari said. "And one of the things that's kind of nice is that UK has a name for itself in sports, which gives these researchers a platform to communicate with people they wouldn't be able to communicate with otherwise. And so, it's such a powerful place to interface the recognition of the university with researchers that are really making a difference in this community."
Watch the full Q&A in the video below.