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Boston physician receives AMA Award for Health Education

Boston University Medical Center

(Boston)--Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, dean of the office of Continuing Medical Education and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit at Boston Medical Center (BMC), received the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Award for Health Education. This award was established to recognize professional educational activities by practicing physicians and to encourage health education, with a special focus on physicians working in drug and alcohol abuse. The award will be presented to Alford at the December Massachusetts Medical Society Meeting of the House of Delegates. Alford specializes in opioid use disorders and chronic pain management and has made broad strides in his field. He is a diplomat in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, and the medical director of the BMC Office-based Opioid Treatment program. He is also the course director of the BUSM Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program and was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House.

Alford became a Boston University faculty member in 1996, after spending much of his education and training on the BU medical campus. He completed his residency at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center). He received his MPH and MD from BU as well.


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