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The Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell National HBCU Substance Abuse Conference

Conference Schedules:
  • Tuesday, April 2
  • Wednesday, April 3
  • Thursday, April 4

No One Left Behind: HBCUs local, national and international role in eliminating ethnic disparities in substance abuse treatment, prevention, education, research and policy.

Monday, April 1

10:00 am - 5:30 PM

Pre-Conference Grant Writing Workshop
Hosted by David G. Bauer, Author
"Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants"

A one-day seminar to provide insider information on how to locate the federal, state and block grants that are right for your organization. Learn how funding decisions are made and what a winning government proposal looks like.

Each workshop participant is expected to attend the full day session.

Tuesday, April 2

8:30 - 10:15 AM Opening Plenary
10:15 –10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 12:30 PM Plenary 1: “Alternative Sentencing for Drug Abuse Offenses”
12:30 – 1:00 PM Break
1:00 – 2:15 PM Luncheon:
The Honorable Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore, Judge Fulton County Superior Court
“Racism and the Criminal Justice System”
2:15 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 4:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions:

Research Topic:
“Drug Abuse Research at HBCUs’: Significance, Challenges, and Opportunities”

Education Topic:
“Training Opportunities for Ethnic Minorities”

4:30 -4:45 PM Break
4:45 – 6:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions: Prevention and Training

I. “Prevention Research Issues and the Implications for Resiliency in College Students”
II. “Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Issues on HBCUs’ & the Implications for Substance Abuse Prevention”
III. “Federal Initiatives in Prevention for Black Colleges”
IV. “Why Certification of Substance Abuse Workers? HBCUs’ Challenge in 2002”
V. "Gender and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System; National and International Perspectives"

6:30 – 8:00 PM Reception: Entertainment by Marshall Keys

Wednesday, April 3
National Issues Day

8:30 - 9:15 AM

Greetings from SAMHSA
Charles G. Curie, M.A., A.C.S.W., Administrator, SAMHSA
H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H, Director, CSAT
Ruth Sanchez- Way, Ph.D., Director, CSAP

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Plenary 2:
H. Westley Clark, MD,JD,M.P.H
             “Terrorism and Substance Abuse”

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions: Treatment and Prevention

Treatment Topic:
“Women In Treatment”

Prevention Topic:
"HIV/AIDS: Stemming the Tide of Infections in African American Communities"

12:00 - 12:30 PM Break
12:30 - 1:45 PM Luncheon
"Alcohol Problems and the African American Community: Research Issues and Strategies"
Raynard Kington, PhD, MD , NIAAA
1:45 -2:15 PM EXHIBITS
2:15 - 4:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions: Research and Education

Research Topics:
I. “New Developments in Drug Abuse Research with Ethnic Minorities”
II. “Of Family, Friends, Schools and Communities: Paths to Drug Use in African Americans”
III. "Smoking Cessation in African American Teens'

Education Topics:
I. “Education Programs for HBCUs - Degree and Graduate”
II. "Career Mentoring & Leadership Development”

Grantsmanship Workshop:
"Funding Requirements and Guidelines for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)"

4:15 -4:30 PM Break
4:30 - 5:30 PM Poster Presentation and Reception
5:30 – 7:00 PM Funding Opportunities
Panel 1: "Public and Private Sector Resources"
Panel 2: "Faith Based Approaches to Substance Abuse Treatment"

Thursday, April 4

8:30 - 8:45 AM

A.K. Deepak R. Bhookhun, PDSM
"The International Impact of the Work of Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell as Viewed from Mauritius"

8:45 - 10:15 AM

Plenary 3: “Substance Abuse & HIV/AIDS”

10:00 - 12:30 PM

Youth Science Fair

10:15 – 10:30 AM


10:30 -12:00 PM

Policy Symposium: “Prescription Drug Abuse”

12:00 -12:30 PM


12:30 – 2:00 PM

Awards Luncheons

The Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Award is presented to
Dr. Calvin W. Burnett, President
Coppin State College

2:00 - 2:15 PM


2:15 – 3:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions: Treatment & Research

Treatment Topics:
I. "PTSD, Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse"
II. “Pharmacological Interventions in Substance Abuse”
III. "Treatment issues Related to Adolescents and Children”
IV. “Emerging Issues and Tobacco Control: Research in Minority Communities”

3:45 – 4:00 PM


4:00 – 5:00 PM

Closing Message and Adjournment

Inspirational Speaker
Rev. Dr. Debyii Sababu Thomas, Assistant Pastor
Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church
Baltimore, Maryland

Music by: “Guys Who Love God”

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