Division of General Internal Medicine

Dr. Shadi Nahvi Receives Two AMERSA Awards

Dr. Shadi Nahvi General Internal Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Health Systems Bronx NY
From left: Dr. Julia Arnsten, Dr. Shadi Nahvi, Dr. Daniel Alford (Boston University Medical Center)

Dr. Shadi Nahvi received both the New Investigator/Educator Award and a Best Research Abstract Award Semi Finalist Award at the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) 29th Annual National Conference, November 5-7 in Washington, DC.

The AMERSA New Investigator/Educator Award is given to a member who has made significant contributions to substance use education and/or research, and has demonstrated the potential for future achievements in the field. Dr. Nahvi's award was presented by Dr. Julia Arnsten on November 6 at the conference's awards dinner.

Dr. Nahvi's abstract titled "Directly Observed Varenicline Therapy Imoroves Adherence Among Methadone Maintained Smokers in a Randomized Trial" was selected as a Best Research Abstract Semi Finalist. She presented this abstract at a plenary session November 7.

 
Dr. Shadi Nahvi General Internal Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Health Systems Bronx NY
From left: Dr. Jennifer McNeely (NYU), Dr. Shadi Nahvi, Dr. Sion Kim Harris (Boston Children's Hospital)

Dr. Nahvi is Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Her research focuses on interventions to treat tobacco use, and to optimize use of tobacco cessation treatment, among opiate dependent patients in methadone maintenance treatment. She was co-investigator of a New York State Department of Health-funded program to promote provider smoking cessation training and smoking cessation program development throughout the Bronx.

Published November 15, 2015 

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