Dr. Elizabeth Wolf's abstract "The Role of Drug Treatment Access on the Relationship between Adult Opiate Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome" was selected to receive the faculty abstract award at the Academic Pediatric Association's Region 4 conference. This award recognized the best research abstract from a faculty member in the region, which includes Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The study was done in collaboration with VCU's Department of Family Medicine and Population Health and Center on Society and Health and concluded that the impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome and its effects on children and their families should be considered when assessing the benefits of improving drug treatment for adults.
CHoR topped out its new Virginia Treatment Center for Children, marking the placement of the facility?s last steel beam. The new 120,000-square-foot pediatric mental health facility is under construction on the Brook Road Campus and is scheduled to open in summer 2017.