What to call someone who uses heroin?

First-ever study to ask people who use heroin what they want to be called finds “people first” language often best, and language suggesting misuse or dependence generally worst. In the ongoing opioid crisis, many researchers and clinicians now use “person first” terms such as “person with substance use disorder” instead of loaded labels like “addict,”…

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Exploring frontiers: Predicting biology

Join us July 25-26, 2019, at the Allen Institute for Exploring Frontiers: Predicting Biology, a symposium featuring the latest insights from leading modeling researchers from the fields of neuroscience, cell science and immunology, chaired by Markus Covert, Ph.D., leader of the Allen Discovery Center at Stanford University. The talks will address leveraging computation and mathematics…

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Insurance linked to hospitals’ decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies

A national study finds children without insurance who seek treatment for a mental health disorder in the emergency department (ED) are more likely than those with private insurance to be transferred to another hospital. The study, conducted by researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry, showed differences in the…

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Early career high achievers

Three UC Santa Barbara junior faculty members have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Spencer Smith, in electrical and computer engineering, Phillip Christopher, in chemical engineering, and Andrea Young in physics join more than 300 others across the country in receiving the award. The PECASE is the highest honor…

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