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Opioid Research

Press Coverage    Opioid Research

Training Program Leads to More Buprenorphine Use in ED

Jason Hoppe, DO, quoted on MedPage Today: "It is possible that buprenorphine treatment is less effective or may lead to more precipitated withdrawal, which may discourage treatment engagement," Scott Weiner, MD (Brigham and Women's Hospital) and Hoppe suggested.

Author MedPage Today | Publish Date April 05, 2023
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Research    Education    Awareness    Clinical    Leadership    Opioid Research

Opioid Overdose Dashboard Enhances Research and Clinical Practices

Last week, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), launched a first-of-its-kind national data dashboard of non-fatal opioid overdoses across the country.

Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date December 16, 2022
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Press Coverage    Opioid Research    Cardiac Arrest

Drs. Perman and Lavonas Help Write AHA Guidelines for Opioid-Associated Cardiac Arrest

Opioid-Associated Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Distinctive Clinical Features and Implications for Health Care and Public Responses: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

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Research    Opioid Research

Dr. Comstock Receives Award to Study Medication Assisted Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has been shown to improve outcomes for patients dealing with substance use disorder. The University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine is a leader in bringing MAT to the emergency setting, but there is much work to do before MAT is available to most emergency patients.

Dr. Comstock, in partnership with the Hoppe Lab, was awarded the EMF/NIDA Mentored Training Award in Substance Use Disorders Science Dissemination to fund their project: Defining and Addressing Barriers to Buprenorphine Prescribing in Emergency Departments Across a Healthcare System

Author Unknown Author | Publish Date December 11, 2020
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Department of Emergency Medicine In the News

Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver Health offering free gun locks, violence prevention services

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

Benjamin Li, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and emergency medicine physician with Denver Health, spoke with FOX31 about the importance of safe firearm storage.

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The Atlantic

The Doctor Will Ask About Your Gun Now

news outletThe Atlantic
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was interviewed by The Atlantic regarding physicians asking patients about access to firearms and counseling them toward responsible storage.

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Study: Red flag petitions to take guns less likely to be approved in 2nd Amendment 'sanctuary' counties

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 01, 2024

Chris Knoepke, PhD, MSW, assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and law enforcement lead for the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was first author on a recent study published by JAMA Network Open. He is leading research on ERPO usage, especially in Colorado's Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

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Live from Colorado: What should be done to reduce gun violence?

news outletNPR
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative Director Emmy Betz MD MPH, professor of emergency medicine, was a guest on on NPR's "The Middle with Jeremy Hobson" radio show.

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