pittpharmacy_maureenreynolds_001Research Assistant Professor Maureen Reynolds, PhD  received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) titled Pittsburgh SBIRT: Training Health Professions Students to Conduct SBIRT. The purpose of the grant is twofold: 1) to develop and implement training programs to teach students in health professions the skills necessary to provide patients with evidence-based Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and 2) to develop leadership skills in students in healthcare professions that will encourage the implementation of SBIRT through out the U.S. healthcare system.  SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. Janice Pringle, PhD and staff from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) will also have effort on this project.

Reynolds and Pringle in collaboration with Antoine Douaihy from Western Psychiatry Institute and Clinic have received a grant through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration titled “Addiction Medicine Services (AMS) SBIRT-Student Training.  WPIC is collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Addiction Medicine Services (AMS) to build on the work started in 2008 by the School of Pharmacy through a SAMHSA funded Medical Residency

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