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Rush University’s Substance Use Intervention Team
January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Substance Use Intervention is a team-based service consisting of healthcare providers working together to identify and treat patients at risk for using opioids and other substances. Join Telligen and Dr. Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD, to hear how Rush University Medical Center in Chicago pulled a substance use intervention team together and how it has impacted the patients in their community.
Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD is the Cynthia Oudejans Harris, MD, professor and vice chair for innovation in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College and a conjoint faculty member in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush College of Nursing. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He was recently appointed associate dean for Community Behavioral Health and Innovation in the Rush Medical College. He also serves as senior advisor to the Road Home Program: Center for Veterans & Their Families. He is the Director of the Rush-University of Chicago ITM Center for Underserved Populations & Innovative Interventions (CUPII). His research focuses on community-based interventions for high-risk youth with psychiatric and substance use disorders. In the past, he has worked with refugee children on the Pakistan-Afghan border, street children in India, foster youth in Central Illinois, and incarcerated youth in California. He worked at a youth homeless shelter in San Francisco and is continuing this work with homeless youth in Chicago.
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