White House Credits Medical School for Opioid Prescription Training

Updated March 29, 2016

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences was among 60 medical schools nationwide cited by the White House in March for efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

“Long before opioid addiction became a front-page issue, faculty in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were leaders in developing formal curricula to teach medical students, residents and fellows how to prevent and treat addiction,” said Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school.

Those efforts were led in large part by Richard D. Blondell, MD, professor of family medicine and vice chair for addiction medicine.