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CLEMENCY PETITION

U law professor Paul Cassell, a former federal judge, asks President Obama to commute sentence in Weldon Angelos case citing β€œunjust” 55-year mandatory minimum sentence he was forced to hand down in.

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Healing chronic pain and opioid addiction

Eric Garland, associate dean for research at the College of Social Work, has been appointed to a Multidisciplinary Working Group focused on a $1.1 billion federal effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the opioid crisis.

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HUMANS OF THE U: JUSTIN HUGHES

Justin Hughes was stuck in substance use disorder, which led him to crime, jail and prison. He thought addiction was going to be part of him for the rest of his life.

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Students supporting sobriety

The U’s student recovery program has provided much-needed support and it’s leadership team lobbied for and received $100,000 annual funding from the Utah Legislature.

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SNAIL VENOM: ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOIDS

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the U received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management.

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‘Meet me where I am’

During Sundance Film Festival 2022, University of Utah Health premiered “Meet Me Where I Am,” a documentary short film that follows the journey of 61-year-old Adolphus Nickleberry, a patient at our Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC).

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