Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
April 2010

Submission deadline:
March 26, 2010


Professional Recognition

Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, was invited to join the Executive Committee for the VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI). The VA HSR&D QUERI works to improve the quality of health care for veterans by implementing research findings into routine clinical practice. The goals of the SUD QUERI are to improve detection and management of alcohol misuse in primary care; to promote evidence-based specialty care for patients with SUD; to enhance effective treatment for tobacco use and nicotine dependence; and to improve services for patients with SUD and co-occurring conditions.