Dr. Jeanette Tetrault receives AMERSA Mentorship Award

Dr. Patrick O’Connor and Dr. Jeanette Tetrault, with former Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine residents.
Dr. Patrick O’Connor and Dr. Jeanette Tetrault, with former Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine residents and graduates of Tetrault’s Addiction Medicine fellowship program Lamia Haque and Kenny Morford.

Dr. Jeanette Tetrault, associate professor of medicine, has received the W. Anderson Spickard, Jr. Excellence in Mentorship Award. This award, from the Association for Medical Education and Research on Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA), is given to one awardee annually and recognizes an individual who provides outstanding research and career mentorship to trainees and junior faculty. 

Dr. Tetrault received her award at the AMERSA national meeting in San Francisco on November 9, 2018.  She was joined at the meeting by several of her Yale faculty colleagues and a number of her mentees who are former Yale addiction medicine fellows and internal medicine residents.

Tetrault’s scholarly work focuses on the care of patients with addiction and the medical conditions associated with substance use, mainly HIV and Hepatitis C. She is the program director for the Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program and serves on the Board of Directors for The Addiction Medicine Foundation and the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Directors Association.

Dr. Tetrault is one of our nation’s leading educators and scholars in the area of addiction medicine,” said Dr. Patrick G. O’Connor, the Dan Adams and Amanda Adams Professor and chief of General Internal Medicine. “Her receipt of this prestigious award recognized her unique talent as one of Yale’s most outstanding mentors — guiding the personal and professional development of young physicians who aspire to become leaders in addiction medicine research, education, and patient care as well in medicine more broadly. She inspires everyone who is fortunate work with her — mentees and colleagues alike — and is a wonderful role model for all of us.”