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WVU Department of Emergency Medicine Research Collaboration Published in Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

Recently the WVU Department of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with the WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry sent out a survey about experiences and attitudes on treatment of substance use disorder in our Emergency Department. The survey aimed to assess emergency clinicians’ attitudes toward and readiness to initiate buprenorphine in the ED and identify clinician-perceived facilitators and barriers. We sought to assess these attitudes after the IMPACT (Initiation of Medication, Peer Access, and Connection to Treatment) project began which embedded Peer Recovery Support Specialists in our Emergency Department to help care for and link patients to treatment. The data suggests that newer generations of emergency clinicians may have less hesitancy initiating buprenorphine in the ED. In time, this could mean increased access to treatment for patients with OUD.  Today we found out that their work has officially been published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine!

Multigenic research to be hosted at HSC Tuesday

The WVU Health Sciences community is invited to a lunch and learn session with Thomas Reed, co-founder and CSO of OspreyBio and founder and CSO of Intrexon, on Tuesday, June 25, from 1-2 p.m. in HSC-North 2940 A&B. Reed’s presentation is titled “Multigenic Research: Pursuing New Horizons in Multigenic Therapies & Cell Line Engineering.”