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Dr. Mishka Terplan Cited on the FORE (Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts) Webpage

FRI Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Mishka Terplan, was cited on the FORE (Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts) webpage regarding a collaborative study between FRI and the University of California, San Francisco with Dr. Sarah Roberts, which focuses on reducing stigma and improving recovery through professional education and around child welfare reporting. This study will convene […]

Dr. Karen Alexander Receives Promotion to Research Scientist

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Alexander has been promoted from an Assistant Research Scientist to a Research Scientist, effective September 1, 2023. Dr. Alexander joined FRI in August of 2021. Since that time, she has contributed to a number of studies conducted at FRI, while pursuing her own research. She currently serves […]

Dr. Cathy Reback Receives R01 Award

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Cathy Reback, along with Dr. Sean Murphy from Weill Cornell Medical College (MPIs), have received a five-year R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled, “Comparative- and Cost-effectiveness Research Determining the Optimal Intervention for Advancing Transgender Women Living with HIV to Full Viral Suppression.” In addition […]

Friends Community Center Receives Grant

FRI’s community research site, Friends Community Center located in Hollywood, CA, was recently awarded the “Opioid Use and Stimulant Use Education and Outreach in 2S/LGBTQ+ Communities” grant funded by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. Funding is awarded to organizations throughout California that are focused on expanding prevention and recovery services for people with substance […]

FRI Welcomes New Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Ginnie Sawyer-Morris

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Ginnie Sawyer-Morris has accepted a position as an Assistant Research Scientist with the organization. Dr. Sawyer-Morris is an early career research scientist with experience designing, implementing, and evaluating public health interventions addressing health disparities and addiction. Her research interests are health equity-focused and currently center on the design, use, […]

Friends Community Center Receives Grant

FRI’s community research site, Friends Community Center located in Hollywood, CA, was recently awarded the “Reducing Inequities in Priority Populations” grant funded through a partnership between Together Toward Health and Public Health Institute. Funding awarding aims to identify community-based organizations who provide services to populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and Mpox. The project aims to […]