UF College of Medicine Receives 2019 AAMC Opioid Education Challenge Grant

Published: August 22nd, 2019

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Drs. Brown and MerloThe University of Florida College of Medicine has been awarded an AAMC Opioid Education Challenge Grant (PI Dr. Martha Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry).  UF CARE Member Dr. Lisa Merlo, a co-investigator, was instrumental in securing this funding which will be used to develop tools and resources in support of educators and their collaborative efforts to increase faculty proficiency in pain management and substance use disorders.

“Five institutions will be awarded up to $25,000 each, funded in part by the Samueli Foundation, to respond to the training and development needs of academic medical centers. The grantees will develop tools and resources to support educators in their collaborative efforts to increase faculty proficiency in the areas of pain management, opioid use disorder (OUD), substance use disorders (SUD), Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), safe prescribing practices, and addressing stigma.” – AAMC Website