Harvard Medical School unveils opioid photojournalism project

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Students at Boston-based Harvard Medical School unveiled a photography exhibit at Brigham and Women's Hospital, also in Boston, illustrating  the narratives of local community members affected by the opioid epidemic, according to The Harvard Crimson.

The exhibit, titled "RESILIENT: Narratives of Hope from Boston's Opioid Crisis," contains 31 individual portraits that line the hospital hallway. Portrait subjects include Louis Cherubino, supervisor of the Cambridge (Mass.) Police Department's opioid response initiative, and Monica Bharel, MD, Massachusetts commissioner of public health, according to a press release cited by The Crimson Tide. 

"A lot of the coverage of the opioid crisis has actually been from people who haven’t experienced it themselves," Joyce Zhou, a medical school student who co-directed the photography project, told The Harvard Crimson. "It was really important for us to try to highlight those stories and hear from the people themselves."

The exhibit is just another way Harvard's faculty and students are focusing on the opioid epidemic. In April , the School of Public Health invited five former governors to discuss state responses to the opioid epidemic.

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