Addiction Medicine Updates


May 21 Deadline for SUD Loan Repayment Program – The federal NHSC Substance Use Disorder Loan Repayment Program offers up to $75,000 in loan repayment for 3 years of service in qualifying sites. The employment start date has been extended to September 1, 2020, due to COVID-19. Full details and application links are at the HRSA National Health Service Corps SUD Workforce LRP website.


Scientific Program Abstracts – Accepted abstract of the ACAAM 2020 Annual Meeting.


Nation Gains More Fellowships – The latest approvals by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education boost the number addiction fellowship programs to a new level.


New Review on “Youth and the Opioid Epidemic” – Dr. Sharon Levy examines how we got here and offers suggestions, including the importance of prevention and training.


Dire Need for Training – An in-depth article in The New York Times calls attention to the need for training and the role of fellowships.


ACAAM Joins National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Opioid Epidemic – Dr. Brennan speaks at opening meeting to develop collective strategies.


Journal Focuses on Addiction Medicine – ACAAM leaders edit July issue of Medical Clinics of North America.


Research News — Fellowship faculty contribute to new studies on pharmacotherapy after opioid overdose and in pregnant women.


Fellowships Making News – UCSF fellow Hannah Snyder, MD, featured in San Francisco Chronicle.


ACAAM at Medical Student Honor Society in Puerto Rico  – Dr. Brennan invited to address students at Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine


Medicine Responds to Addiction: Implementing Physician Training – Landmark national meeting sponsored by American College of Academic Addiction Medicine in partnership with NIAAA, NIDA & SAMHSA


Addiction Medicine: The Urgent Need for Trained Physicians – Capitol Hill briefing co-hosted with the Congressional Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, Congressional Treatment and Recovery Caucus, and Congressional Bipartisan Heroin Task Force


Fellowships for Workforce Development – Pennsylvania Senate testimony by Dr. Sheryl Ryan and Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding of Penn State Hershey Medical Center


Certification & Training Help Workforce Growth –Pediatric News story with Dr. Lon Hays, ACAAM President


Game Changer for Addiction Medicine – MEDPAGE TODAY interview with Dr. Timothy Brennan, ACAAM Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs