UF Division of Addiction Medicine Awarded $2.7M for Addiction Medicine Training by HRSA (Department of Psychiatry)

UF Division of Addiction Medicine Awarded $2.7M for Addiction Medicine Training by HRSA

The HRSA Addiction Medicine Program increases the number of fellows that can be trained at accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship programs throughout the U.S., with $20.3 million awarded to 44 recipients, including UF. The program seeks to produce more addiction medicine specialists to work in underserved, community-based settings that integrate primary care with mental health disorders and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services.

This five-year, multi-departmental, multi-institutional project is led by Scott Teitelbaum, M.D., vice-chair of the department of psychiatry and chief of the division of addiction medicine. In addition to the psychiatry department and the division of addiction medicine, training and education will be provided by the obstetrics and gynecology department and Meridian Behavioral Healthcare. As part of the fellowship training, program faculty will provide primary care faculty and residents in family medicine with the education, training, and experience necessary to achieve proficiency in the essentials of addiction medicine, transforming their “usual” care and creating force multipliers necessary to address the opioid crisis and other drug threats.

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