New Department of Family and Community Medicine research faculty member Dr. Adeola Oni-Orisan has been selected to the 2022-2023 cohort of the prestigious Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) Faculty Scholars program! You can read more here: Meet the 2022 CAMPOS Faculty Scholars | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ucdavis.edu)
Dr. Joshua Fenton, co-investigator Dr. Alicia Agnoli and their team have received a new CDC research grant to study the risks of combined opioid and benzodiazepine therapy.
Dr. Elizabeth Magnan and colleagues from multiple UC campuses recently published a policy brief on the potential impacts, benefits and risks of universal screening for adverse childhood events (ACEs) among children and adults. This work arose from a bill analysis they conducted for the CA state legislature last year as part of the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). The brief may be read here
Dr. Mika Godzich, Department of Family and Community Medicine Residency Director, was a co-author of “Mental health implications of abortion restrictions for historically marginalized populations,” in New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Godzich and colleagues review the implications of the Supreme Court’s Dodd decision through an intersectional lens that takes in structural racism, reproductive injustice, and mental health.
Dr. Alicia Agnoli, whose lead author paper previously published in JAMA, entitled “Association of Dose Tapering with Overdose or Mental Health Crisis Among Patients Prescribed Long-Term Opioids,” received Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award at the 2022 Clinical Research Forum in Chicago. Dr. Agnoli’s was one of the Top 3 papers at the meeting (out of 10 finalists). Her Department of Family and Community Medicine co-authors were Drs. Beth Magnan, Anthony Jerant, and Joshua Fenton.