WSU Applebaum professors highlight library's "Pick Your Poison" Nov. 4 panel

Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library is hosting a U.S. National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibition, Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions, from Nov. 4 to Dec. 14, 2019. The exhibit – which explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of America's most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace – will kick off with a panel discussion on issues including the opioid crisis; effects of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs on driving performance; substance-induced public health; and intoxicant prescribing.

Panelists include WSU Applebaum professors Randall Commissaris and Insaf Mohammad. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested

Date: Nov. 4, 2019

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library, 320 E Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201


  • Randall Commissaris, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Insaf N. Mohammad, Pharm.D., BCACP, Department of Pharmacy Practice
  • Angela Jacques Tiura, PhD, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
  • April Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN, College of Nursing


  • Registration, 4-4:30 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremony, 4:30-4:45 p.m
  • Panel Presentation, 4:45-5:45 p.m
  • Q&A, 5:45-6:00 p.m
  • Light refreshments & Exhibition to follow Q&A

Register now

For more information, please see the program flyer or contact Wendy Wu at 313-577-0586 or

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