Medication-assisted treatment may be the most effective strategy for preventing potentially fatal relapses for individuals recovering from opioid addictions, according to national experts at a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine symposium held May 21. “Medication strategies work for many people with opioid abuse disorder,” said Edward V. Nunes, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MSCTI), was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
CTSI KL2 Scholar Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded an NIH Diversity Supplement (Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research-PA-18-586) to his NIH R35 outstanding investigator award.
More than 300 CTSA Program members including researchers, educators and scientists from more than 50 hubs across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., on April 18 and 19 for the 2018 Spring CTSA Program Meeting.
On May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., national experts will gather at the University of Miami for “Fighting Opioid Addiction: Integrating Treatment into Patient Care.” This symposium will also be streamed live and feature presentations on the science of medication treatment for opioid addiction in non-traditional settings.