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John A. Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair Accomplishments – 2010
University College of Medicine

The Bell Chair co-sponsored the national Addictions Health Services Research Conference in Lexington on October 25-27, 2010.

The Bell Chair with the Chrysalis House and with support from Mr. and Mrs. Derek Vaughan initiated the Mentoring Angel Program which was developed to help patients transition from UK Healthcare to the community.  

The Bell Chair continues collaborations with the College of Nursing, the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Behavioral Science on smoking cessation and brief interventions with consultation from Dr. Richard Hurt, Mayo Clinic. 

The Bell Chair continues to interview UK faculty and staff about medical education, detoxification, and treatment.

The Bell Chair continues planning activities with David C. Maynard, MA, LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Chemical Dependency Specialist, Emergency and Trauma Services.

The Bell Chair with Joseph Conigliaro, MD and David Maynard developed a White Paper for UK HealthCare which presents a rationale and options to develop the UK HealthCare Addiction Consultation Service.

UK Medical Student and Graduate Student materials were updated on the Bell Chair Website and other websites.

At the request of Mrs. Bell, Jason Joy, MA, LACC, licensed Professional Clinical Counselor was hired to provide brief interventions for non-trauma UK HealthCare patients using Bell Chair endowment funding.

The Bell Chair is participating on the UK HealthCare Search Committee to select the next Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair.

 

John A. Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair Accomplishments – 2009
University College of Medicine
The Bell Chair Award was presented to Jay Perman, M.D. Dean of the College of Medicine at the home of Derek and Neal Vaughan on October 13, 2009. The award dinner was attended by 40 individuals including Mrs. Bell, Bell family members, donors, President Todd, and UK faculty.

The Bell Chair co-Sponsored UK presentations by Thomas McLellan, Deputy Director for Drug Treatment in the White House. 

The Bell Chair co-Sponsored a lecture by Nancy Campbell, historian who described the history of the U.S. Public Health Service Narcotic Hospital on Leestown Road in Lexington which was based on the books she published titled “The Narcotics Farm” and “Discovering Addiction”.

UK faculty and staff were interviewed about medical education, detoxification, and treatment which included:

Adam Jenkins CADC – Addictions Counselor Good Samaritan inpatient Psychiatry unit.

Gray Manis, LCSW, CADC, Assistant Professor, outpatient therapist in the Department of Psychiatry.

W. Scott Black, MD, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Inpatient Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine Michael King, MD,  Family and Community Medicine.

Caroline R. Henderson, RN, MSN, CNS, Senior Nurse Administrator, UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital.

Margaret Pisacano and Paula Holbrook, UK Risk Management

Third Friday Conferences were initiated with Craig Denham, MD, Maysville Private Practitioner and UK Resident preceptor and Marty Wunsch, M.D.  Craig’s practice includes Neonatal withdrawal and prescription drug abuse treatment to discuss Resident Precepting and Case Conferences.

The design and approach for data collection was planned with David C. Maynard, MA, LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Chemical Dependency Specialist, UK Emergency and Trauma Services.

The UK Mentoring Angles program was planned to help families and patients transition from detoxification to the community.  Chrysalis House and Mike Barry, Louisville Angels Program and Executive Director of Peoples Advocacy in Recovery were involved in the planning.  Mentors will contribute to position UK as a place of motivation and healing for both patients and families as part of addiction recovery.

Joseph Conigliaro, MD, David C. Maynard, MA, LPCC and the Bell Chair developed an Addiction Service White Paper.

UK Medical Student and Graduate Student materials were added to the Bell Chair Website.

Carl Leukefeld
Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair

 

John A. Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair Accomplishments – 2008
University College of Medicine

The Bell Chair builds upon Kentucky’s and the University of Kentucky’s traditions of addictions education, research and services to enhance the lives of Kentuckians.  The chair is named after Mr. John A. Bell III who, throughout his life, was well-known for his service to the equine industry - always fighting in the best interest of the horse and for his other passions - helping individuals who battle alcoholism and addiction.  It is through Mr. Bell's wishes and the continued support of his wife, Jessica, their family and friends that the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine increased the capacity to assist individuals who have problems associated with alcoholism and addiction through the Bell Chair on Alcohol and Addictions.

The Bell Chair was appointed in July 2008 by Jay Perman, M.D. Dean of the College of Medicine at a formal reception and celebration which was attended by over 125 donors and others at the University of Kentucky Hilary J. Boone Faculty Club. 

The second milestone was a retreat in December, 2008, which was supported by Bell Chair donor, Mrs. Neal Vaughan, for 20 Bell Chair donors, community members, state officials, community agency representatives, UK physicians and UK department chairs.  The retreat included a lively and provocative discussion which focused on priorities for alcohol and addiction activities and medical education for use by the Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair.  The following vision and mission statements were developed during the retreat: 

The Vision of the John A. Bell Chair in Alcohol and Addictions at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine is to enhance teaching excellence, medical education and research for the treatment of alcohol and addictions.

The Mission of the John A. Bell Chair in Alcohol and Addictions at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine is to positively impact the care provided to individuals with addictions through innovative education and teaching by serving as a resource for information, education and research for the treatment of alcohol and addictions.

The following Focus and Target Audience were identified during the retreat:

Focus: 

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Awareness of 12-Step and self-help recovery
  • Medical education, partnerships and research

Target Audience:

  • Short-term:  Medical students and residents
  • Intermediate/Long-term:  Physicians, faculty, and other helping professions   

The Bell Chair has been actively consulting and working with UK Chairs including Family Medicine and Psychiatry on the following issues:

  • Beginning with Detoxification, provide innovative education and teaching for physicians
  • Serve as a resource and focal point for information and training on the treatment of addictions for existing physicians, professors and those in caring professions
  • Research

A literature review using the methodological strategy approach is in progress with the goal of identifying educational approaches, content and “findings”.

Cynthia Campbell was hired as the Curriculum Associate.

A website for the Bell Chair is being developed and can be accessed at:  http://www.mc.uky.edu/behavioralscience/bellchair/aboutbellchair.asp

Carl Leukefeld
Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair

 

 

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