Ending Stigma, Saving Lives: Yale Doctors Take on Opioid Addiction
On the lapel of her blazer, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio wears a button bearing one word with a line through it: stigma. D’Onofrio, who chairs Yale’s Department of Emergency Medicine, works to improve outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, and she’s on a crusade against stigma for a simple reason: social fear hinders treatment.
Yale Investigators' Lead Grant Awarded as Part of the NIH HEAL Initiative on Opioids
Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health and Dr. David Fiellin, Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Public Health are lead investigators in a $25.5 Million study being conducted by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network’s New England Consortium Node.
Yale Expert Delivers Talk at White House on Role of Addiction Specialists in Hospitals
On June 25, Yale School of Medicine’s Dr. Jeanette Tetrault spoke at a convening of the President’s Opioid Commission and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the steps needed to build a national addiction medicine workforce and give Americans access to the care they need. Her talk, which focused on the role of addiction medicine specialists in emergency departments (EDs), was part of a congressional briefing sponsored by the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine.
Implementation Science: Putting Important Discoveries to Their Best Use
Scientific innovations are created every day, but how do we ensure that they are used efficiently and reach the people who need them most? David Chambers, DPhil, deputy director for implementation science in the Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, tackled that question during his June 25 grand rounds lecture titled “Advancing the Science of Implementation in Cancer Control: An NCI Perspective."
New England Journal of Medicine article by Yale researchers highlights efforts to combat opioid crisis in ED 24/7/365
Yale researchers, Gail D’Onofrio, M.S., M.D, and Kathryn Hawk, M.D, M.P.H., along with Ryan McCormack, M.D., Assistant Professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, recently published a groundbreaking article in The New England Journal of Medicine focusing on the importance of engaging patients with OUD in opioid-agonist treatment.
Project ASSERT celebrates 20 years of providing lifesaving substance use services
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Project ASSERT (Alcohol & Substance use Services, Education, & Referral to Treatment), which provides lifesaving services to Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department patients with substance-use disorders.
Federico Vaca awarded two NIH grants to study impaired teen driving
Dr. Federico Vaca, professor of emergency medicine, has been awarded two grants to study impaired driving among teens. Both grants are from the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health.
D'Onofrio highlights heroes fighting opioid epidemic in Emergency Medicine conference keynote
In May, D’Onofrio and her department were honored at the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the field’s research arm. D’Onofrio was selected to give the keynote address, and Yale residents and faculty members received awards and accolades.
Dr. Barbara Banz Wins Award at 1st Annual Yale University Post-Doc Research Symposium
Barbara Banz, PhD, the Department of Emergency Medicine’s (DEM) DrivSim Lab Post-Doctoral Associate, was awarded “Outstanding Oral Presentation” for her presentation at the First Annual Yale University Postdoc Symposium held on Friday, June 8th.
One in three young adults has ridden with an impaired driver
One-third of young adults aged 19 and 20 report riding in a motor vehicle with an impaired driver at the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study co-authored by Yale researcher Federico Vaca, M.D., M.P.H, and his colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, and led by Colorado State University investigators.
UC Davis Doctors Launch Podcast About Emergency Medicine
Two UC Davis emergency medicine doctors have launched a new podcast called "EM Pulse" covering a variety of contemporary issues facing medical professionals. They bring research and expert opinions on topics like identifying human trafficking, treating children exposed to THC, and the opioid epidemic.
Dr. D’Onofrio to headline 2018 SAEM Annual Meeting
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is pleased to announce that Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS, professor of emergency medicine and founding chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, has been named keynote speaker for its annual meeting, in Indianapolis, May 15–18, 2018.
Implementation science program opens to applications, receives more funding
The new Yale Scholars in Implementation Science (YSIS) career development program has received an additional $1 million in National Institute for Health K12 grant funding, according to program director Dr. Steven L. Bernstein. The program was launched in September with an initial grant of $2 million.