RALEIGH, NC (April 2, 2019) – Stephen Wyatt, DO, medical director of Addiction Medicine at Atrium Health in Charlotte, was awarded the Frederick B. Glaser Award on March 23 at the Addiction Medicine 2019 conference held in Asheville, NC. The biennial award, given by the Governor’s Institute and the NC Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), honors an addiction medicine physician for achievement and meritorious service in the domains of substance use disorder treatment, education, research, and leadership. The award further stipulates ongoing commitment and persistence of effort over a significant period of time.
Dr. Wyatt, a board-certified psychiatrist with added subspecialty certification in addiction psychiatry, is Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center Professor of Psychiatry and an adjunct clinical faculty member of the UNC School of Medicine. At Atrium Health, his efforts have expanded integration of substance use disorder training and treatment into multiple programs, including several Atrium Health residency programs.
Dr. Wyatt is the chairman of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association’s Addiction Psychiatry Committee. Nationally, he has played a significant role in addiction medicine training and education, serving as the Vice Chair of the Coalition on Physician Education on Substance Use Disorders, a national organization focused on improving medical education in order to better equip the physician workforce to prevent, identify, and treat substance use disorders. Dr. Wyatt also participated in the writing of the ASAM Clinical Guidelines for Office Based Opioid Treatment, is co-director of the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), and is Lead Trainer for the NC PCSS Universities Project, a Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) initiative underway to imbed opioid use disorder prevention and treatment in standard medical education at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Wyatt, chosen by his peers for the Glaser Award is also active on national and state task forces, workgroups and other collaborations to improve access to quality, evidence-based care for individuals with substance user disorders.
For more information, please contact Pollen Williamson, Physicians Initiatives Project Director at the Governor’s Institute at 919.256.7411.
The Governor’s Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It was founded in 1990 to improve how health care
professions prevent, identify, and treat substance use disorders. Today, the Governor’s Institute provides innovative professional education, workforce development, networking opportunities and multi-media outreach designed to reduce the burden of substance use disorders on individuals, families, communities and federal, state and local economies.