Virtual Summit on Opioid Use During Pregnancy

The University of Florida’s Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, the Institute for Child Health Policy, the Levin College of Law and the Department of Pediatrics co-sponsored the Virtual Summit on Opioid Use During Pregnancy, which cultivated robust discussions around the legal, ethical and social considerations in conducting research on the effects of prenatal exposure to opioids and recruiting and retaining participants for such a study.

“Given the nature of the HBCD Study, we need experts in imaging, we need experts in obstetrics and pediatrics, we need experts in early childhood, in education, in law.” 

 Dr. Matthew Gurka

Anita Zucker Center faculty member and professor and associate chair of the UF College of Medicine’s department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics