Lifetime AMA Award for Penny S. Mills and “In Recovery” Wins Best Podcast

Updates on job opportunities, publishing, events and more for our treatment community

By Angela Zhou

December 10, 2020

New & Next: Awards

AMA Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award for Penny S. Mills
The American Medical Association (AMA) bestowed its Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award on American Society of Addiction Medication’s (ASAM) former executive vice president and CEO Penny S. Mills. During her time with ASAM, Mills strengthened advocacy and coalition-building efforts for the field of addiction medicine on Capitol Hill and with state legislators, and worked to eliminate barriers to medication for treatment of opioid use disorders.

New & Next: Media

In Recovery Podcast Wins Stitcher Best of 2020
From the creators of the podcast Last Day, a podcast hosted by Nzinga Harrison, M.D., In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison, is one of Stitcher’s Best of 2020. You can listen to all 32 episodes here and read our feature on Harrison’s journey, vision and accomplishments.

New & Next: Research

USPSTF’s 10th Annual Report to Congress
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a group of national experts in primary care, evidence-based medicine and prevention, released its “10th Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services.” With a mission to improve the health of all Americans, USPSTF calls attention to high-priority research gaps and makes evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services in its report.

New & Next: Webinars

Opioid Crisis Web Series
The Federal Judicial Center, the research and education branch for the U.S. federal court system, is offering a web series to equip federal judges and other system stakeholders with the information they need to counter the national opioid crisis. The series features experts and interviews that cover the many facets of opioid use disorder—including treatment for incarcerated individuals, the chemistry and biology of opioid use disorder and the road to recovery.

IRETA Webinar “Substance Use Disorder Care: Pandemic and Beyond”
The Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addiction (IRETA) presents an upcoming webinar in its series “Substance Use Disorder Care: Pandemic and Beyond.” Covering the impact of COVID-19 on substance use and healthcare and the future of patient care after the pandemic, the webinar will take place Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 12-1:30 p.m EST. Registration is free and open.


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