This year's conference, titled "Research, Results and Relevance: Integrating Research Policy, and Promising Practice around the World," brings together experts from many
disciplines to share international research, to discuss the implications of
this research, and to promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides
an opportunity to expand our understanding of the relationships between
knowledge and research, and how this can apply to critical actions needed to
address FASD prevention, intervention and research. For the past ten years, the
conference has brought together people who are passionate about this area of
work and have provided a stimulating environment for them to make new
connections and partnerships.
As a fellow, Catalano joins an elite group of social work teachers,
researchers and leaders, according to the academy’s website. The academy
encourages and recognizes outstanding research, scholarship and social
Catalano is the Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention
of Violence and has dedicated more than 30 years to understanding the
forces that propel young people to develop mental, emotional and
The UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute has openings for two interventionists for a new study aimed
at reducing the occurrence of opioid overdose. This prospective,
randomized emergency department trial will study the effectiveness of
an intervention that combines opioid overdose prevention, education
and intervention that includes take-home naloxone with brief
behavioral change counseling. The study will recruit both heroin users
(n=500) and pharmaceutical opioid users at elevated risk for overdose
(n=500). Outcomes of interest include subsequent opioid overdoses and
overdose risk behaviors.
The Interventionists will recruit and enroll
study subjects, obtain informed consent, collect background data, and
deliver the study intervention at Harborview Medical Center.
Interventionists will use brief behavioral change counseling to
develop strategies to address overdose risks. Interventionists will
use a non-judgmental and non-confrontational motivational interviewing
approach to deliver the intervention. Interventionists will also
demonstrate to subjects how to administer an intra-nasal study
medication that could be used in the event of a future overdose. For
details and application procedures, search for # 90371 on the UW Hires website.
Note: the closing date for these positions has been changed to November 27, 2012.
Join the “Great American Smokeout” on November 15—the date when smokers
everywhere are encouraged to make a personal quitting plan. If you or a loved
one smokes, this is a great time to enroll in a tobacco cessation program.
Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with
help. The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can
take to quit smoking and provide anti-smoking programs,
resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting
successfully. To learn about the available tools, call them at
UW staff & students: How to enroll in a smoking cessation program.