by Ansel Oliver, courtesy Adventist World

Loma Linda University Health has been awarded a federal grant of US$3.5 million to train additional physicians who help patients in the Inland Empire — a region in Southern California, United States — to recover from addictions.

To be awarded over five years, the grant will create a pipeline of addiction medicine specialists trained in treating addictions as part of the federal Addiction Medicine Fellowship program, which helps patients regardless of their socioeconomic status. These fellows will treat patients and train at Loma Linda University Health, SAC Health System, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Loma Linda.

The grant is issued from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was secured with help from Congressman Pete Aguilar, U.S. representative for the 31st congressional district.

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