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On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the 2014 New Jersey Statewide Symposium took place at the Hyatt in New Brunswick. Douglas Collier, MA, DEA Ret. (pictured at left) and Sindy Paul, MD, MPH, FACPM presented "Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs: A Growing Epidemic with Prevention Through Medical Regulations". Mr Agent Collier manages the Project Medicine Drop program with law enforcement officers around the State and conducts outreach programs to increase the public’s awareness regarding the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program.
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In July 2013, the Rutgers College of Nursing, in collaboration with the FXB Center, were awarded one of four national AETC Program grants to develop and implement a nurse practitioner (NP) HIV certification program. The four NP grants, along with 3 Graduate Medical Education grants, and 1 physician assistant HIV certification training program, have been awarded by HRSA to increase the number of primary care prescribing providers ready to meet the needs HIV-vulnerable populations across the United States. The full article is available here.
Rutgers will receive new federal funding to train more nurses to care for those living with HIV/AIDS – numbers which could tax the system once the Affordable Health Care Act kicks in and clinicians who have been at the helm of AIDS care retire.The five-year, $1.5 million grant – one of five similar grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration – is designed to expand the number of nurse practitioners skilled in working with infected and at-risk populations, with an emphasis on care of minority, inner city and urban populations. The full article is available here.
The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center is now part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Learn more about the Rutgers-UMDNJ Integration.