JEAP Initiative Forum on Research Priorities (Virtual): September 12, 2022

The JEAP Initiative, a five-year project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; R24DA051950), invites you to attend a free virtual forum on Monday, September 12, 10:00am-11:30am PT/1:00pm-2:30am ET. Using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods, the JEAP Initiative Investigators and JEAP Initiative Community Boards (comprised of individuals with lived experience and professional experience)…

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Bonus Aced It Episode: “Language Matters”

Listen to the bonus Aced It podcast episode Language Matters Season 3, Bonus Episode: This episode is an update to our very first Aced It episode titled Language Matters. The words we use to describe certain individuals or groups matter greatly. Words possess indirect connotation or tone beyond their direct meanings. This episode considers language around…

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LEAP Scholars & Investigators Program 2022-2023

The Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) brings together a national network of investigators collaborating with justice and behavioral health partners to study and disseminate evidence-informed approaches to ensure quality care is provided to individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) in justice settings. The LEAP program is a 1-2 year education and mentorship program that…

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JTEC Resources Featured at Arkansas Bar Association Event

Earlier this month, Heather Perez of Michigan State University gave two presentations to the Arkansas Bar Association as part of the JCOIN Coordination and Translation Center. The presentations, which covered medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and addiction stigma, were part of the Arkansas Bar Association’s In-Person Best of CLE meeting, held June 29 -…

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Drs. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Alysse Wurcel Assume ACCJH Board of Director Positions

Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Associate Professor of Social Medicine at UNC—Chapel Hill, was recently selected as Chair of the Academic Consortium of Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) Board of Directors, with Dr. Alysse Wurcel, attending physician at Tufts Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University, serving as Chair-Elect. ACCJH is a member organization with…

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Dr. Elizabeth Evans Promoted to Full Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Evans, co-Principal Investigator of the Massachusetts JCOIN Research Hub, was recently promoted to Professor at UMass Amherst. Through JCOIN, Dr. Evans and her team partnered with seven jails in Massachusetts to conduct a Type 1 hybrid effectiveness-implementation study of a program to expand provision of medications to treat opioid use disorder. Dr.…

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Dr. Katherine Elkington Promoted to Full Professor at Columbia University

Dr. Katherine Elkington, co-Principal Investigator of the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)/Columbia University JCOIN Research Hub, was recently promoted to Professor at Columbia University. She also serves as the director of the Center for Behavioral Health and Youth Justice, within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is the Training Director of the T32…

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New Aced It Episode: “Community Social Vulnerability and Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Within the Continental U.S.: A Cross-Sectional Study”

Listen to the new Aced It podcast episode Community Social Vulnerability and Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Within the Continental U.S.: A Cross-Sectional Study Season 3, Episode 10: We often talk about or study communities’ responses to substance use disorders but not all communities are the same. This episode considers what scholars found when…

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JCOIN Coordination and Translation Center: Advancing the Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices for Justice-Involved Individuals

The Coordination and Translation Center, or CTC, is one of the large-scale resource centers for the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network.  Led by George Mason University, CTC partners include the Addiction Policy Forum, TASC, University of Wisconsin, University of Massachusetts, Chen Medical Center, Michigan State University, and Florida State University. The goals of the CTC…

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New Aced It Episode: “Examining the Implementation of Police-Assisted Referral Programs for Substance Use Disorder Services in Massachusetts”

Listen to the new Aced It podcast episode Examining the Implementation of Police-Assisted Referral Programs for Substance Use Disorder Services in Massachusetts Season 3, Episode 9: While some argue that incarceration is not the answer for solving our substance use disorder challenges, will police-assisted referrals for SUDs help? This episode takes a deep dive into a…

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