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Telehealth & Telemedicine SIG Updates

TH/TM SIG November 17th @ 8:30am PT/11:30am ET (see flyer for details)

Cynthia Campbell, PhD., and Vanessa Palzes, MPH., will present findings from their study that examined changes in addiction treatment utilization during the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic among adults with drug use problems in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California healthcare system, with a focus on differences by age group, race/ethnicity, and SES.

More information about the Telehealth & Telemedicine SIG can be found on the CTN Dissemination Library’s website here.

Opioid Use in Rural Communities: A 4-part Series Addressing Implementation and Sustainability of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Clinical Settings

The Greater Southern California Node (GSCN) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN), in partnership with the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC), presented a 4-part training series addressing the implementation and sustainability of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in rural settings in early 2023.

The series was hosted by Larissa Mooney, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Biomedical Sciences at UCLA. Expert clinical researchers and clinicians in rural communities from across the U.S. shared practical knowledge and skills for improving care for patients with OUD. Please note, individuals can earn one-hour of free CMEs and CEUs for each individual course they complete (4 courses total). 

If you missed the live sessions and would like to participate in the on-demand course and get CME/CE/PSY credit, click here

  • Session 1: Hindrances and Helps in Delivering MOUD Care in Rural Areas
  • Session 2: Telemedicine and Increasing Access to MOUD Care in Rural Communities
  • Session 3: Caring for Complex Patients in Resource-Limited Rural Communities
  • Session 4: The Substance Use Disorder Workforce in Rural Communities: Challenges and Opportunities

Post Doctorial Position at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) invites applicants for a fulltime post-doctoral position in a thriving research organization with decades of experience conducting clinical research on substance use disorders (SUDs). This position is available for an individual interested in interdisciplinary research on SUD topics, emphasizing experimental clinical trials to develop and test effective treatments for SUDs.

For more information about this opportunity, please review the flyer.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to:
Yih-Ing Hser, Ph.D. (
Larissa Mooney, M.D. (

Posted 11/8/2023