June 25, 2004

Susie Adams elected to scholarly group

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Susie Adams, director of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the School of Nursing, has been elected to the AMERSA-MAINSTREAM Academy of Faculty Scholars.

Adams, who holds a masters of science degree in nursing, was recognized for her work in Project Mainstream, a program to introduce substance abuse training to residents, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals in a primary care setting. Substance abuse intervention training has been integrated into the curriculum for all VUSN advanced health assessment in clinical reasoning courses.

Project Mainstream was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT), administered by the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA).

Adams’ position will include membership in AMERSA, where she will be encouraged to publish research findings and training innovations in Substance Abuse, the official journal of AMERSA.