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UC team uses design to combat opioid crisis

UC team uses design to combat opioid crisis

Like many cities across the country, Cincinnati has been rocked by the opioid epidemic, with an ever-fluctuating range of 50 to 80 overdoses per week across the Tristate. Many of those victims are revived by the overdose reversal medication, naloxone, which has proven to be a crucial lifesaving tool during this crisis. Claudia Rebola, graduate studies coordinator in UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), designed a device to make naloxone more accessible to those in need, bringing a model she helped create first in Providence, Rhode Island, to spaces in Cincinnati that are most at risk.

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The School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati offers outstanding academic and professional preparation for a career in planning and landscape architecture. One of the largest academic planning units in the country, the 16 full-time faculty members and rich array of adjuncts supervise the only school or department in the United States offering an accredited undergraduate planning degree with required cooperative education, an accredited master’s degree offered with a number of options and a doctoral degree in planning. The faculty represent a wide array of disciplines with an excellent record of scholarship, significant professional practice and highly visible service and outreach.

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