Campus News
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Pinterest Email

DoSA Marks 50 Years With Opioid Conference

Joyce Lowinson, M.D., was honored for her decades of service to DoSA. With her are Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Montefiore CEO Philip Ozuah, M.D., Ph.D.

DoSA Marks 50 Years With Opioid Conference

Scientists, clinicians, policymakers, and community activists discussed opioid-use disorder’s past, present, and future at a daylong conference at Einstein and Montefiore in September 2019 featuring a keynote address by Michael Botticelli, M.Ed., former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Barack Obama.

The event, “On the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic,” highlighted Einstein and Montefiore’s leadership in the field of opioid-use disorder, from basic and clinical research to community care and outreach services. It also marked the 50th anniversary of the Division of Substance Abuse (DoSA), which was established as an Einstein methadone treatment program and—as a part of Montefiore—has evolved into a leading provider of comprehensive outpatient care at multiple locations for more than 3,400 adults in the Bronx.

Einstein and Montefiore researchers and clinicians discussed recent discoveries, from neuroscientific advances on the brain’s role in reward-seeking behavior to effective, evidence-based opioid-use-disorder treatment strategies. Panel discussions also addressed public policy concerns and the need for reducing the stigma of addiction and structural barriers to care.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Pinterest Email

More From Einstein

The Einstein Difference
Match Day Video:
Class of 2021
Residents Respond to COVID Surge
Einstein Among Top in Research Funding
Einstein Students Join Vaccination Effort
Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarships
Dennis Shields Postdoctoral Prizes
Marmur Awards Marks 25 Years
Einstein Celebrates Black History
The Women Who Battle Blood Cancer
Hispanic Heritage Month
Freeing Immune Cells to Combat Cancer

Content

Research Notes
Motivations: Donors & Alumni

Share

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Email

Past Issues

Download Magazine

Search

Subscribe