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U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory On Impact of Marijuana Use

To emphasize the health risks of marijuana use in adolescence and during pregnancy, the U.S. Surgeon General recently issued a general warning explaining the drug’s harmful effects on the developing brain. The Surgeon General cited increased access to and potency of marijuana, along with misinformation about its safety, as contributing factors in the drug’s increasing…MORE

CAM Celebrates National Recovery Month

In recognition of September as National Recovery Month, MGH will be hosting a month-long celebration with a series of events open to staff, patients, families and the community, including Narcan training sessions and educational forums. This month of awareness culminates in the Shatterproof 5K run/walk on Sept. 22., which raises money to support those who…MORE

Call for Applications – K12 Fellowship

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE MGH Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine Call for Applications  (Pictured right, Spring 2018 K12 Scholar, Kate Bentley, PhD) We are pleased to announce that the K12 Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and funded by the National Institute…MORE

CAM Intern Receives Multiple Harvard Fellowship Awards

The Harvard University Mind, Brain, Behavior Interfaculty Initiative recently selected Audrey Mustoe, a CAM intern and undergraduate student at Harvard University, as a Mary Gordon Roberts 2019 Summer Research Fellow. The award is given to several Harvard University undergraduates each year to support research that will contribute to students’ senior honors theses. Audrey also recently…MORE

Massachusetts Prevention Alliance (MAPA) Invites Dr. Eden Evins to Present Marijuana-Psychosis Link Research

A. Eden Evins, M.D., M.P.H., Ceneter for Addiction Medicine Director, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Eden Evins, Founding Director of MGH’s Center for Addiction Medicine and Harvard Medical School Professor of Psychiatry, will present recent findings on the interaction between marijuana use and psychosis at an upcoming MAPA conference. The luncheon event will focus on advances in marijuana research within the past five years and how recent findings impact…MORE

CAM Neuropsych Director Wins Annual Best Paper Award

Randi Schuster, Ph.D. received the fifth annual Best Paper distinction in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) for her report on the effects of cannabis abstinence in adolescents and young adults. The paper, entitled “One Month of Cannabis Abstinence in Adolescents and Young Adults is Associated with Improved Memory,” found…MORE

Randi Schuster Named 2019 Claflin Distinguished Scholar

Randi Schuster

In celebration and recognition of female faculty with child-rearing responsibilities, the MGH Executive Research Committee (ECOR) selected Randi Schuster, Ph.D., as a 2019 Claflin Distinguished Scholar, making her the first recipient of the distinction in the Center’s history. The award will fund Dr. Schuster’s pilot study “Effect of Six-Months of Cannabis Abstinence on Cognition, Academic, and…MORE

Most Popular Video: Marijuana on the Teenage Brain with CAM Director of Neuroscience

The Center for Addiction Medicine’s Director of Neuroscience, Jodi Gilman, Ph.D., is featured on the MGH Advances in Motion. The video shows Gilman discussing the Center’s research on the effect of cannabis on the adolescent brain. Watch more below!   Update: Dr. Gilman’s interview is officially the MOST popular video on Advances in Motion with over…MORE

In Case You Missed It: Study Spotlight

With the recent legislative approval of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, Dr. Jodi Gilman’s 2014 study documenting the disruption of neural organization in young adult recreational marijuana users continues the discussion on the drug’s cognitive effects. Through gray matter analyses of fMRI scans of recreational, nondependent marijuana users and nonusers, Gilman et al. found quantitative differences in…MORE

Second Year of Funding Awarded to CAM Director

For the second year, the Executive Committee on Community Health at the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement has awarded CAM Director Eden Evins a grant to support her program that integrates a diabetes management curriculum into ongoing psychiatric care for those with serious mental illness in the community.