February 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Stacie Fredenburg

Hands reaching for pills

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Overview and Purpose:

Overcoming substance use and addiction is a significant challenge for patients. Join us to hear how Rush University Medical Center in Chicago tackles this problem by providing services for patients in an outpatient setting.


Featured Presenter:

Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD Rush Medical SchoolNiranjan Karnik, MD  PhD – Rush Medical College

Dr. Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD is the Cynthia Oudejans Harris, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Innovation in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College and a conjoint faculty member in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush College of Nursing.

He was appointed the Associate Dean for Community Behavioral Health and Innovation in the Rush Medical College. He serves as Senior Advisor to the Road Home Program: Center for Veterans & their Families and is the Director of the Rush-University of Chicago ITM Center for Underserved Populations & Innovative Interventions (CUPII). His research focuses on community-based interventions for high-risk youth with psychiatric and substance use disorders.

In the past, he has worked with refugee children on the Pakistan-Afghan border, street children in India, foster youth in Central Illinois, and incarcerated youth in California. He worked at a youth homeless shelter in San Francisco and is continuing this work with homeless youth in Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.


Target Audience:

This presentation is directed to long-term care healthcare professionals.

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