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Studies target substance abuse treatments

Health workers increasingly treat drug and alcohol misuse in emergency rooms and primary care offices, where they can screen patients for problems, make referrals for specialty treatment or even counsel patients on the spot. It’s a logical approach, given that most people will visit an ER or primary care provider in a given year. But is it effective, and if so, what kinds of interventions work best? UNM School of Medicine psychiatrist Michael Bogenschutz, MD, is researching answers to those questions in two separate studies.

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Michael Bogenschutz, MD

Studies target substance abuse treatments

October 29, 2014 — Health workers increasingly treat drug and alcohol misuse in emergency rooms and primary care offices, where they can screen patients for problems, make referrals for specialty treatment or even counsel patients on the spot. It’s a logical approach, given that most people will visit an ER or primary care provider in a given year. But is it effective, and if so, what kinds of interventions work best? UNM School of Medicine psychiatrist Michael Bogenschutz, MD, is researching answers to those questions in two separate studies.

Methadone therapy for young injection-drug users reduces hepatitis C, study shows

October 28, 2014 — Methadone and buprenorphine maintenance therapies used to treat opioid use disorders, like heroin addiction, are significantly reducing the incidence of hepatitis C infection, according to a research team that includes University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Kimberly Page, PhD, along with colleagues at the University of California San Francisco and Boston University.

Dr. Howard Yonas

Frank honors UNM physician, governor with 'Presidential Award of Distinction'

October 27, 2014 — Distinction at the University of New Mexico is defined by two characteristics: a long meritorious career and a bold defining professional moment. The recipients of the 2014 UNM Presidential Awards of Distinction exemplify both. President Robert G. Frank has announced New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Howard Yonas, MD, distinguished professor and chair of the UNM Department of Neurosurgery, as this year's honorees.

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GO Bond C to help state address shortage of health care professionals

October 20, 2014 — At a time when the state is facing a severe shortage of health care professionals, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has run out of classroom space. The General Obligation Bond (GO Bond) election on Nov. 4 seeks to address the crisis by asking New Mexico voters to approve bonds for the expansion of a health education complex that could help accommodate more students.