In The News

Brian Penti, MD, MS (’16) was mentioned in the Fierce Healthcare article “Doctors need training to respond to patients who are abusers” http://bit.ly/2m38HKo

Davida Schiff, MD (’17) was quoted in a recent Scientific American article  “Cops help Addicts Get Treatment in Programs Facing Uncertain Future”  http://bit.ly/2jv8GzP

Zoe Weinstein, MD, MS (’16) was quoted in a Boston Magazine article “Black and Hispanic Opioid Users May Be Less Likely to Continue Treatment” http://bit.ly/2iUFxvB

Sarah Bagley, MD, MS (’15) recently started BMC’s adolescent and young adult substance use disorder program, known as CATALYST (Center for Addiction Treatment for AdoLescents/Young adults who use SubsTances).

Karsten Lunze, MD, DrPH, MPH, FACPM, FAAP (’12) recently received two awards in recognition of his humanitarian efforts in medicine. He and his wife, Fatima Lunze, MD, ScD, PhD, FASE, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, were awarded a United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Medal for delivering advanced health services and provider trainings for victims of war and terrorism in an area in Russia known as the North Caucasus. In addition, Lunze received the American College of Preventive Medicine’s (ACPM) Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for his outstanding achievements and contributions in the field. He received his award during the ACPM’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, to recognize his global health work demonstrating how public health can contribute to and facilitate humanism in medicine. The award also highlights his work on individuals with substance use issues and his engagement for victims of war and terror.  http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/2016/06/09/lunze-receives-humanitarian-awards-for-contributions-to-global-health/

Paul Trowbridge, MD, MPH (’16), an addiction medicine fellow, has received the 2016 ASAM Late-Breaking Abstract Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The award recognizes his abstract presented at the ASAM 47th Annual Conference, which focuses on BMC’s inpatient addiction consult service, and honors the primary author of the submitted abstract that received the highest score during the late-breaking abstract submission period. The selection is made on the basis of new ideas and findings of importance to the field of addiction medicine. BMC’s inpatient addiction consult service was developed to help engage patients with substance use disorders about their addiction while they are in the hospital, connect them with medication-assisted treatment when appropriate, and educate them about harm reduction and overdose prevent. It provided more than 320 consults in its first six months.

Current fellow Davida Schiff, MD (’17) wrote a letter to the editor of the New Haven Register entitled “Don’t Stigmatize Substance Use Disorders.” http://bit.ly/1SZ9Ay1

Jonathan Hatoun, MD (’15) was quoted in both the United Press International http://bit.ly/21rI4wW and Science World Report http://bit.ly/21tFVkj for his study on sending asthma medications home with children  when they are discharged from the hospital.

Jenny Radesky, MD (’14) was quoted in a PBS Newshour article “The dangers of texting while parenting”.http://to.pbs.org/1Nrdi0L