Yale team honored for groundbreaking clinical research in emergency medicine

The Clinical Research Forum recognized Dr. Gail D’Onofrio and her team with a Clinical Research Achievement Award for producing one of the year’s ten most outstanding research papers.

Dr. Gail D’Onofrio (photo courtesy of Yale School of Medicine)

Titled “Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence,” the paper was one of the winning entries chosen based on their degree of innovation from a pool of more than 40 nominations from 30 research and academic health centers nationwide.

D’Onofrio is professor of emergency medicine and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is internationally known for her work in screening emergency medicine patients for alcohol and other drug use, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. D’Onofrio is also a national expert in the field of “Women and Heart Disease” and is an integral member of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Women’s Heart Program.

Other contributors to the paper include Dr. Patrick G. O’Connor, Michael V. Pantalon, Marek C. Chawarski, Susan H. Busch, Patricia H. Owens, Dr. Steven L. Bernstein, and Dr. David A. Fiellin.

The Clinical Research Forum convenes annually to allow industry leaders to discuss issues facing the field, best practices, and promote understanding and support for clinical research and its impact on health and healthcare. Through its activities, the forum has increasingly played a national advocacy role in supporting broader interests and needs of clinical research. For more information, visit the forum’s website.

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