December 21, 2022 | Rachael Grahame
Director, Media & Public Affairs
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Baltimore Sun: New UMD School of Medicine institute aims to change addiction treatment and prevention
As the toll of America’s opioid epidemic continues to mount, the University of Maryland School of Medicine is preparing to open a new institute for addiction medicine, where researchers, substance use disorder specialists and doctors will work together to change the way addiction is treated, prevented and studied.The Kahlert Institute for Addiction Medicine, which state and health care leaders announced at a press conference Wednesday, will be housed on the sixth floor of the recently opened Health Sciences Research Facility III on the medical school’s downtown Baltimore campus.
Friday, October 07, 2022
Baltimore Business Journal: Leaders in Health Care 2022: Dr. Sarah Kattakuzhy and Dr. Elana Rosenthal, UM School of Medicine
Drs. Sarah Kattakuzhy and Elana Rosenthal were in the early stages of their careers when medications to cure hepatitis C had come to market, and at the same time, the opioid epidemic was exploding. They hadn’t yet met, but they’d each realized the same thing: they were treating patients for infections brought on by injecting opioids, but not getting to the root cause of infection, which was drug use.