Congratulations to Patrick Carter, M.D., Assistant Professor within the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine who is the 2017 recipient of the Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award. The MIP Scholars Award supports U-M faculty implementing and evaluating mental health services that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for lower income and Medicaid eligible populations with behavioral health care needs in the state of Michigan. The $50,000 award provided by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center Eisenberg fund is now in the process of being matched 1:1 with Michigan Medicaid funds. Dr. Carter, along with co-investigators Maureen Walton, M.P.H., Ph.D., and Rebeca Cunningham, M.D. will implement their project, “SafERteens: Violence Prevention for Urban Youth Seeking Emergency Care” at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan starting in fall 2017. The project aims to implement and evaluate the evidence-based intervention SafERteens to prevent violence and alcohol use in at-risk youth. Learn more about the SafERteens intervention here, or on the website www.saferteens.org.
About Dr. Patrick Carter
Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor within the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine and is part of the CDC-funded U-M Injury Center, serving as the co-lead of the Injury Center’s Policy workgroup. He completed his clinical training in emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine, followed by a two-year NIH/NIAAA postdoctoral research fellowship through the U-M Injury Center and Substance Abuse Section of the Department of Psychiatry. His current research focuses on youth violence, substance use, and the development and implementation of technology-assisted behavioral and public health interventions within ED settings. He is currently the Principal Investigator on a K23 career development grant from the National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA), as well as a Co-investigator on multiple CDC-funded grants, all of which are focused on testing the efficacy of public health interventions for the prevention or reduction of youth violence and co-occurring risk behaviors such as substance use. Dr. Carter has also completed injury-related policy research focusing on unintentional injury, including evaluating public health interventions for alcohol-impaired driving, distracted driving, and the impact of the recent Michigan’s universal motorcycle helmet law repeal.