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Derefinko Studying Methods to Reduce Stigma Among African Americans Seeking Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

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Karen Derefinko, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction Science, and Toxicology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $201,631 grant to study ways to reduce the stigma those in the African American community face when seeking treatment for opioid use disorder.… Read More


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Karen J. Derefinko Awarded $3.3 Million for Behavioral Research to Help Patients Struggling With Opioid Addiction

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Karen J. Derefinko, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop psychological methods designed to help individuals with opioid use disorder through medication assisted treatment. The United States Department of Health and… Read More