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The University of Michigan Injury Center has released a new document highlighting the research, researchers, and programs focused on reducing and preventing opioid misuse and overdose currently underway in departments all across the University of Michigan -- from anesthesiology to psychiatry.  The document, which will be frequently updated, is intended to help those seeking to identify the plethora of resources currently focused on a major public health issue.  Watch for updates for the formatting and accessibility of this document.

For the past few years, researchers and faculty at the University of Michigan Injury Center have engaged in the U-M Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) on the Ann Arbor campus. As UROP Research Mentors, our Center members have had the opportunity to collaborate with students, gaining valuable insight on projects while providing students with unique learning experiences and aiding in the development of their research skills. 

Findings from a recent publication by U-M Injury Center researchers, Drs. Stoddard and Pierce, suggests positive future orientation (i.e., individual's thoughts and feelings about their future) may play a key role in the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among adolescents.  

“Those statistics highlight that injuries pose a global health concern,” says Ronald Maio, D.O., professor emeritus of emergency medicine, member of the University of Michigan Injury Center and senior author of a new paper examining injuries in a Ghanaian emergency department. “Additionally troublesome, 15 to 20 percent of injuries worldwide are attributable to alcohol use.”  See full news item here.