OHSU fellow receives Next Generation Award for adolescent substance use prevention

May 2, 2016

Daniel Warren, M.D.Daniel Warren, M.D., incoming fellow in the OHSU School of Medicine's addiction medicine fellowship program, is one of six physicians nationwide to receive a $25,000 award for adolescent substance use prevention work. The Addiction Medicine Foundation announced the winners of the Next Generation Awards during the American Society of Addiction Medicine Conference on April 16.

The Next Generation Awards are designed to support the educational experience of physicians matriculating in fellowships accredited by The Addiction Medicine Foundation. The fellows must have a career objective of addressing the prevention, intervention and treatment of risky substance use among adolescents and young adults. 

Todd Korthuis, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine and fellowship program director, said the award will support Dr. Warren's time at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's adolescent and family treatment services center, and build additional capacity to train providers in early intervention to prevent substance use. Dr. Warren will join OHSU in 2016.

The awards are specifically designed to help fellows develop as future leaders in the field. They support training experiences that help them develop leadership and teaching skills, as well as substance use prevention and early intervention competencies.

The 2016 Next Generation winners are:

  • Aaron F. Fields, M.D., URMC Combined Addiction Fellowship
  • Lamia Yeasmin Khan Haque, M.D., MPH, Yale University Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  • Daniel Schatz, M.D., Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at NYU School of Medicine
  • Mark G. Sinclair, M.D., Institute for Family Health Fellowship in Addiction Medicine
  • Daniel E. Warren, M.D., Oregon Health &Science University Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  • Deanna Wilson, M.D., MPH, Johns Hopkins Family Program for Prevention and Recovery Care

The awards are conferred by the Foundation's National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine and partially funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

The Addiction Medicine Foundation has supported the establishment of 40 addiction medicine fellowship training programs to date, based at major medical schools and hospitals across North America. The Foundation is committed to establishing a total of 125 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited addiction medicine fellowship programs by 2025.