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Field Reports

  • The American College of Psychiatrists selects the 2015 recipients of the Laughlin Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments by psychiatry residents in the US and Canada. The Laughlin Fellows are deemed likely to make significant contributions to the field of psychiatry. Read more by clicking here



  • NIDA names Susan R. B. Weiss, PhD, as leader of their Division of Extramural Research (DER). In this position, Dr. Weiss will establish scientific priorities and goals for NIDA’s research programs, manage grant applications, and coordinate activities. Read more by clicking here.



  • Phoenix House opens a sixty-four-bed facility in Quincy, MA. The Phoenix House Intensive Treatment Services will provide medically-managed withdrawal for adults, motivational interventions, and case management services. Read more by clicking here.



  • Hazelden Betty Ford partners with leading IT supplier Cerner Corp. to implement an electronic health record (EHR) system throughout its organization. The collaboration will involve a recovery management system called My Ongoing Recovery Experience (MORE). Read more by clicking here




  • HARP Treatment Center announces a key addition to its executive leadership team with the recruitment of Michael Walsh as COO. Michael was previously President/CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) and liaison to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Read more by clicking here.


  • Life of Purpose Treatment Center CEO Andrew Burki makes a pledge of $100,000 to the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Foundation to kick off a fundraising campaign to create an endowed research chair within the FAU School of Social Work. “My goal is to create support for an Office of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Recovery within the FAU School of Social Work,” said Burki. Read more by clicking here.



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