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Wanna Party?

Hosting an event with your nearest and dearest? Let SHIFT help kick the party into gear. Register your event by sending an email to shift@austin.utexas.edu and SHIFT will provide non-alcoholic beverages and snacks as a way to potentially help reduce overconsumption.

Past Events

SHIFT + UT PRIDE: Research to Tackle Substance Use in Sexual and Gender Minorities

Shift and UT Pride

SHIFT and UT Pride collaborated to host a virtual panel where experts and community leaders discussed the intersectionality of substance use and sexual and gender diverse communities.

Panelists:

Cindy Velhuis, PhD
Research Scientist, Columbia University School of Nursing

Stephen Russell, PhD
Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, Director of the School of Human Ecology at UT Austin

Ian Bell, MSSW
Clinical Social Worker, UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

Tina Alexander, MSSW
Clinical Social Worker, UT Counseling and Mental Health Center


Over 2020? Healthy Coping Event with SHIFT, LWC, & MEC

SHIFT teamed up with the Longhorn Wellness Center and the Multicultural Engagement Center to talk through healthy coping strategies that you can use in your day-to-day life! Check out the recording from our Facebook Live stream for tips and suggestions about healthy coping.


The Night SHIFT: Halloween Edition

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1

Looking for some safe Halloween fun with your quaranteam? SHIFT is partnering with Campus Events + Entertainment and Alamo Drafthouse the weekend of Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 for The Night SHIFT: Halloween Edition. Choose between "Clue" or "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and plan a virtual or socially distanced movie night with friends any time between Oct. 30th - Nov. 1st! Campus E+E will also be hosting a virtual murder mystery game, "Among Us" on 10/31 at 6pm. In addition to the movie and the live event, you can sign up for a SHIFT Party Pack for you and your quaranteam to enjoy at home!

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SHIFT Talk – Join the Conversation!

Students and Experts Discuss Vaping

Speakers:

  • Dr. Steve Kelder – Associate Regional Dean, UT School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus and Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr. Alexandra Loukas – Barbie M. and Gary L. Coleman Professor in Education, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
  • Dr. Kate Pounders – Assistant Professor in the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations
  • Nosse Ovienmhada – Worklife Balance & Wellness Manager and Coordinator of Tobacco Free Campus
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Sharon Levy, MD, MPH discusses the changing landscape of adolescents, young adults, and substance use

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a board-certified developmental-behavioral pediatrician, an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and the director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Levy has evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, and has taught national curricula and published extensively on the outpatient management of substance use disorders in adolescents. Dr. Levy is the past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, the president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) and serves on the board of directors of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director’s Association.


UT Austin Launches SHIFT Initiative to Change Substance Use Culture on Campus


Wanna Party?

Hosting an event with your nearest and dearest? Let SHIFT help kick the party into gear. Register your event by sending an email to shift@austin.utexas.edu and SHIFT will provide non-alcoholic beverages and snacks as a way to potentially help reduce overconsumption.

 

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Wondering how you might connect with SHIFT?
Well, howdy, partner! Email Kate Lower at shift@austin.utexas.edu,
or call (512)475-8437 to talk more about how you and your business might get involved.

Are you a student who is interested in joining the SHIFT Student Advisory Board? Email shift@austin.utexas.edu to learn more.