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Friends Community Center Receives Grant

FRI’s community site, Friends Community Center, was recently awarded the “Opioid Use and Stimulant Use Prevention and Recovery Services in the LGBTQ2S+ Community” grant funded by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. Funding awarded through to The Center’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points Project is allotted to organizations throughout California focused on expanding prevention […]

Dr. Mishka Terplan Awarded FORE Grant

Dr. Misha Terplan, FRI Medical Director, in collaboration with Dr. Sarah Roberts (UCSF) were recently awarded a grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to address stigma through professional education and training. Entitled “Doing Right at Birth: Reducing stigma and improving recovery through professional education around child welfare reporting,” the project goal is […]

NavSTAR study featured in the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Better Care Playbook

Personalized patient navigation services can be valuable for people with co-occurring behavioral and physical health conditions ― a population that is often at a higher risk for acute care needs, hospital readmissions, and poor outcomes. A randomized controlled trial conducted by researchers at Friends Research Institute in collaboration with University of Maryland Medical Center evaluated […]

FRI Welcomes New Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Karli R. Hochstatter

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Karli Hochstatter has accepted a position as an Assistant Research Scientist with the organization. Dr. Hochstatter recently completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the HIV, Substance Abuse, and Criminal Justice T32 Fellowship Program in the School of Social Work at Columbia University. Dr. Hochstatter completed her PhD in […]

FRI Welcomes New Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Karen Alexander

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Alexander has accepted the position of Assistant Research Scientist at FRI. Dr. Alexander is an early career nurse scientist with a focus on improving healthcare delivery for women with opioid use disorder (OUD). Dr. Alexander has over 15 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse working with women […]

Dr. Mishka Terplan Named as FRI’s Medical Director

It is the pleasure of Friends Research Institute to announce that Dr. Mishka Terplan, Associate Medical Director since 2019, assumed the role of Medical Director on August 1, 2021.  Dr. Terplan is board certified in Addiction Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Distinguished […]

Friends Community Center Receives 2021 Stuart Nichols Award

Friends Research Institute congratulates Dr. Cathy Reback and the entire Friends Community Center team for being the recipient of 2021 Stuart Nichols Award from the Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists. The Stuart Nichols Award is given annually to a community organization for making a difference in the mental health of LGBTQ individuals. We at FRI acknowledge […]

Dr. Brian Hurley Awarded Grant for Prevention of Substance Use in Communities of Color

Dr. Brian Hurley was recently awarded a grant entitled “Stimulant Use Prevention and Treatment in Communities of Color.”   This grant is part of the Department of Health Care Services’ Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points Project, which is funding a network of organizations throughout California to address the opioid and stimulant use crisis by […]

Dr. Cathy Reback’s Research Included in SAMHSA Intervention Guide

Dr. Cathy Reback’s research is included in the SAMHSA intervention guide, “Prevention and Treatment of HIV among People Living with Substance Use and/or Mental Disorders.” The Alexis Project is a combined Peer Health Navigation (PHN) and Contingency Management (CM) intervention that targets HIV milestones associated with advancement along the HIV Care Continuum. Although designed for […]

FRI Selected with Chase Brexton Health Care as One of Five Sites for the CTN 0101 Trial

Friends Research Institute (FRI) and its clinical collaborators at Chase Brexton Health Care are serving as one of the five sites in a National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network study, entitled the Subthreshold Opioid Use Disorder Prevention (STOP) trial. Research personnel at FRI will assist with the conduct of the study. The […]