Two studies receive “RAD” funding

The Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has awarded Rapid Cycle D&I Add-on (RAD) awards to two research studies in order to rapidly respond to untapped opportunities in D&I. Our center’s Rapid Cycle D&I Add-on (RAD) grants fund up to $20,000 in direct costs and enable researchers doing clinical or effectiveness research […]

COVID-19 affects everything: The increase in opioid-related deaths & initiatives

Written by Ola Adebayo, MPH candidate and student worker at the Institute for Public Health Overdose-related deaths have reached an all-time high with more than 96,000 people dying during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a 30 percent increase from 2019, the largest increase ever seen of drug-related deaths in the United […]

“It’s Not Just an Opioid Epidemic – It’s an Overdose Epidemic”

Study Shows Infections are a Common “Side Effect” of Intravenous Drug Use Infectious Diseases Fellow, Laura Marks MD, PhD sees it all too often: rising intravenous drug use leads to startling and often life-threatening infections. On the one hand, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose however, on the other, Dr. Marks sees […]