Principal Investigator Dr. Aaron Johnson, Interim Director and Associate Professor with IPPH, was recently awarded a new 5 year, $5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). The project titled "SBIRT Initiative for Georgia's Rural and Underserved Populations (SIGRUP)" aims to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for patients in rural and underserved primary care and community health settings for substance misuses and substance use disorders. Congratulations!
Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General and Director of the CDC under Presidents Bill Clinton and
George W. Bush, addressed the IPPH Summer Scholars along with faculty from across
the Augusta University Campus (July 25, 2018). Dr. Satcher presented “Leadership
Challenges to Achieve Health Equity” in an open forum, and later spoke individually
with students involved in the IPPH Summer Scholars Program.