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Top Fed Blames Health Care Industry for NH’s Second Highest OD Deaths in Nation – New Hampshire Union Leader

Read article – Continued coverage of a recent conference hosted at Dartmouth titled “Tackling the New Hampshire Opioid Crisis: Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle” to address the country’s opioid epidemic. The conference featured speakers such as U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster DC’78 and Nora Volkow, director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, as well as a presentation by Lisa Marsch, director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) and professor of psychiatry and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Marsch presented on CTBH’s findings from a study that examined the social, medical, economic, and political factors that have given rise to the disproportionately high rate of opioid overdoses in New Hampshire.

At Dartmouth Forum, Speakers Get Glimpse Into the Worlds of Opioid Users and First Responders – Valley News

Read article – A feature story about how researchers, health care providers, first responders and U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster ’78, gathered at Dartmouth to discuss ways to reduce opioid misuse and opioid-related deaths. The gathering highlighted a new HotSpot Report of opioid overdoses in the Granite State led by Lisa Marsch, director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health and professor of psychiatry and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Rep. Annie Kuster, Health Professionals Discuss Tackling the Opioid Crisis – NBC 5

Read article – Features comments by Lisa Marsch, director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) and professor of psychiatry and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster ’78, in a segment about a panel discussion at Dartmouth titled “Tackling the New Hampshire Opioid Crisis: Harnessing the Power of Science to Break the Cycle,” which focused on developing innovative solutions to tackle the opioid crisis.

Conference Explores Role of Science in Opioid Crisis – U.S. News & World Report via Associated Press

Read article – Quotes President Phil Hanlon ’77; Duane Compton, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine; and Lisa Marsch, director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) and professor of psychiatry and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; in a feature story about a recent conference Dartmouth hosted to address the country’s opioid epidemic. At the conference, Marsch presented the results of a six-month study of the crisis conducted by researchers at CTBH with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

AI May Hold the Key to Stopping Suicide – NBC News

Read article – Quotes Bill Hudenko, assistant professor of psychiatry and adjunct assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, in an article about how researchers are now developing ways to use artificial intelligence to map out the relationship between factors that lead to suicide. Hudenko is working with researchers from the University of Vermont to develop a system for both suicide risk assessment and prevention by using an app he and his Dartmouth colleagues developed called Proxi, which aims to improve well-being for people with depression and other conditions.

Finding Joy in Practice: Cocreation in Palliative Care – JAMA

Read article – An opinion piece by Kathy Kirkland, Geisel ’86, professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, regarding her experiences working in palliative care. “It’s funny how the world of palliative care, which each day brings us face-to-face with illness, with mortality, with heartbreak, is not a place of overwhelming sadness,” says Kirkland. “Each day, instead, we find (or perhaps we cocreate) meaning, and even joy in our work.”

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