Nzinga Harrison Speaks at Wharton Health on Health Care Inequities

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Nzinga Harrison, M.D. , co-founder of Eleanor health, and host of "In Recovery" podcast

Plus: New Hazelden addiction grad school dean Kevin Doyle; upcoming CPA and Cofrin Logan conferences; and job openings at Louisiana’s Ochsner Health

By Angela Zhou

New & Next: Conferences & Webinars

Wharton Health Care Business Conference
On Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:45  to 7:30 p.m. ET, the Wharton Health Care Business Conference will present a virtual Health Care Inequities Roundtable with various speaker sessions. Experts including Nzinga Harrison, M.D., DFAPA, chief medical officer of Eleanor Health and host of the podcast In Recovery, will discuss the inequities that plague our healthcare system. Registration for the conference is open.

Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment Seminar Series
University of Kansas’ Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment is gearing up for its Spring 2021 Seminar Series. The series’ first installment, “Community Responsive Interventions for Addictive Behaviors: Smoking Cessation as a Use Case,” will feature Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., deputy director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. The virtual event will be held Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. ET, and registration is open.

Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference in March
This year’s annual conference Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) is centered on the theme “Substance Use and Addictive Behaviors across the Lifespan.” The event will feature two keynote speakers and will be held virtually from March 17 to 19. Registration is available online.

New & Next: Industry

New Dean for Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Minnesota’s Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies recently welcomed Kevin Doyle, Ed.D, Ed.S, as dean of the school dedicated to training and educating treatment counselors. Says Doyle, “I am passionate about treatment, recovery, and educating and preparing counselors to do that work—and I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the world-class Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School.”

New & Next: Job Opportunities

Ochsner Health Career Opportunities in Louisiana
Ochsner Health—Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic healthcare system—is hiring for a range of positions at locations throughout the state, including addiction psychiatrist and registered nurse.