The Opioid Task Force, a broad coalition of experts and officials in Memphis and Shelby County, on Wednesday unveiled a strategy aimed at ending the opioid crisis locally… …The county should have “wrap-around” services for people suffering from opioid addiction by July 1, said Dr. David Stern, a vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee… Read More
In the Media Tag: Dr. David Stern
Bishop William Young and Pastor Dianne Young, founders of the Suicide in the Black Church conference, had a vision to have a clinic at their church. With a background in community health — primarily mental health — the couple was introduced to Dr. David M. Stern, vice chancellor for health for statewide initiatives at University… Read More
For Dr. David Stern of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, his interest in proposing a new pilot program to benefit those with mental health and substance use problems comes from a deeply personal as well as professional place.
Addiction experts agree it should be treated as a medical problem rather than a crime. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine Executive Dean David Stern said the director of the center for addiction on campus uses this approach. “He views addiction as a medical problem,” Stern said of Dr. Daniel Sumrok.… Read More
A Memphis doctor who knows first-hand the pain of losing a child to an overdose is fighting to change medical education in Tennessee so there are more physicians throughout the state with addiction medicine expertise. Dr. David Stern, vice-chancellor for clinical affairs for the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee… Read More
When you think of a drug addict, who do you see? A criminal who is mentally weak, morally deficient or recklessly irresponsible? Or a child or spouse or friend or neighbor who is physically ill? Dr. David Stern, dean of the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine in Memphis, is trying to get us to see… Read More