Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has received a $7 million grant to develop an effective way to treat drug users with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has received the Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award from the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) for his research on pharmacotherapy for stimulant abuse.
The risks of the new painkiller Zohydro — an extended-release formulation of hydrocodone — far outweigh the benefits and could lead to more overdoses, according to Richard D. Blondell, MD, vice chair for addiction medicine and professor of family medicine.
Richard D. Blondell, MD, vice chair for addiction medicine and professor of family medicine, will direct a new national center aimed at training physicians to address addiction through early intervention and prevention.
With a major grant, family medicine physicians at UB are forming a council that will develop curricula and national standards of excellence for postgraduate medical education programs in addiction medicine.