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Gina South, MD and Zachary Meisel, MD Awarded CDC R01 Grant

Updated: Oct 23, 2019


Gina South, MD and Zachary Meisel, MD were recently awarded a CDC R01 grant for their study titled SPARROw (Studying the PhilAdelphia Resilience Project to Reduce Overdose). As mPIs they plan to: to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of two Resilience Project programs to reduce opioid overdose: (1) the Alternative Response Unit (ARU) that accompanies ambulances responding to overdoses and aims to deliver harm reduction and care linkage to people who refuse hospital transport, and (2) blight remediation of abandoned buildings and land.


Stay tuned for updates as the study begins.

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