Wellness@Work Will be a Virtual Event to Align with Covid-19 Social Distancing Recommendations

On March 19th during our full Board meeting we discussed the current situation as it relates to our organization and the 2020 Events Schedule. At this time, we are prepared to shift our Wellness@Work Event scheduled for May 4th to a virtual platform.

Disability:IN NC is reminded by the unexpected challenges we face with COVID-19, just how agile and equipped the disability community is when called to quickly adapt to unforeseen obstacles by finding innovative ways to meet the needs of our Business Members/Sponsors and Community Partners.

Registration will open on April 2, 2020 for Our Wellness@Work virtual event.

Dr. Tom DooleyJoin us to hear Dr. Thomas Dooley, an entrepreneurial biomedical research scientist share his profoundly personal message, “The High Cost of Anxiety”. The Opioid epidemic has cost more than 13,000 North Carolinian’s their lives from unintentional overdoses since 1999.  Dr. Thomas Dooley has served in various leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and in academia.  He was the Founder and CEO of IntegriDerm Inc. and ALtruis LLC, and the recipient of an endowed chair position at Southern Research Institute. He received a BS degree from the University of Kansas and a PhD from Indiana University, followed by a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, England. He has authored 75 scientific publications, 15 issued patents and 4 nonfiction books.

At a young age Dooley’s son was prescribed medication for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, starting him on the path to addiction. Tragically, Dooley lost his son to an opioid overdose in 2017.  Since then Dr. Dooley has redoubled his efforts to develop safer medications to treat anxiety disorders.  Dooley believes that the opioid crisis began with the unethical use of opioids by doctors and pharmacies.  In his presentation Dooley will share some of the promising research, including his own research that will lead to other alternatives for pain and anxiety.

Visit: www.di-nc.org to register!