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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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John B. Woods, MD, Named Medical Director for the UTHSC Center for Addiction Science

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John B. Woods, MD, is the new medical director for the Center for Addiction Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Woods is a graduate of the UTHSC College of Medicine and is board certified in addiction medicine. He also serves as an assistant professor in the College of Medicine. Prior to… Read More


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The Center for Addiction Science at UTHSC and Memphis Area Prevention Coalition Host Forums on Addiction and Overdose

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The Center for Addiction Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis Area Prevention Coalition will present forums April 18 and 19 to educate health care providers, first responders, and the public on recognizing and treating opioid use disorder. The Medical Forum on Addiction and Overdose will be held at 11:30… Read More