Health Sciences Administration

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute

January 22, 2016

ADAI: Healing of the Canoe Featured in Yes! Magazine

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute was recently featured in an article by Yes! Magazine. The article highlights the Healing of the Canoe project, which was created from a research partnership between the Suquamish Tribe and ADAI. The program is a community driven and culturally based intervention that respects tribal traditions, culture and values. Click…

March 12, 2015

ADAI Launches Online CME course on Medicinal Cannabis

ADAI just launched a new online CME course for healthcare providers on medicinal cannabis for treating chronic pain. The online course “Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain” was developed with a grant to ADAI Research Scientist Dr. Beatriz Carlini from the Washington Office of the Attorney General to offer non-judgmental, science-based information to healthcare providers and…

December 9, 2014

ADAI Co-hosts Heroin & Opioid Overdose Prevention Summit

Date: Feb. 10, 2015 Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: UW Husky Union Building (HUB) The UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute and the US Attorney for Western Washington are co-sponsoring a conference on Feb 10, 2015 about heroin & prescription opioid overdose prevention.  Keynote speaker will be Michael Botticelli, director of the Office…

November 3, 2014

A Message from UW HR: Marijuana in the UW Workplace

This message is being sent to all Faculty and Staff with approval from the Offices of the Vice President for Human Resources and the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel. Dear UW employees, As most of you undoubtedly know, effective December 6, 2012, State Initiative 502 (I-502) legalized the possession of a small quantity of marijuana…

June 20, 2014

ADAI Director Appointed to IOM Committee to Evaluate VA Mental Health Services

Dr. Dennis Donovan, Director of the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI), was appointed to and serves as one of 17 members of a National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee to Evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services.  The committee will comprehensively assess the quality, capacity, and…

June 13, 2013

Caleb Banta-Green of ADAI Featured in Seattle Times Article

Caleb Banta-Green, a research scientist with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute and an affiliate assistant professor with the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been featured in a Seattle Times article about heroine use spiking in young adults. Dr. Banta-Green holds a BA in Biology from the University of California, and has…