Medication-Assisted Treatment Office Hours

Second Wednesday of each month | 12-1pm

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This program aims to support providers, staff, and administrators providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services in Nevada and other neighboring states. Sessions will be facilitated by teams from Northern Nevada HOPES and Center for Behavioral Health with the goal of  providing a forum to discuss patient cases, address questions/concerns, and collaborate regarding MAT therapy.

Our Team

  • Mark Broadhead, M.D. Dr. Broadhead received his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for more than 30 years.
  • Danica Pierce, MSW, LCSW. Danica is a native Nevadan, born and raised in the Reno-Sparks area. She received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master's in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. Danica is a licensed clinical social worker. She specializes in treating people who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. She is the Program Coordinator for the Medication Assisted Treatment (MATx) Program at Northern Nevada HOPES.
  • Kim Nischik, MS, PA-C. Kim received her Master's degree in physician assistant studies at Pacific University in OR. She works at Northern NV Hopes for the MAT program and also works as a primary care provider in adult medicine.
  • Shawna Silva, CWIFT/MAT Case Manager. Shawna is the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Case Manager at Northern Nevada HOPES. She started at HOPES, initially, as an Intensive Outreach Case Manager working with clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. She previously worked for Probation and Parole for 11 years, running both their House Arrest and Drug Treatment Programs. She also has a background in Domestic Violence Education and Victim Services.
  • Brant Massman, CEO, Center for Behavioral Health
  • Kim Connolly, Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor, Center for Behavioral Health
  • Lauren Griffy, Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor, Center for Behavioral Health

2022 Series Schedule/Topics:

  • Wednesday, January 12th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, February 9th, 2022: Fentanyl Rise in the U.S.
  • Wendesday, March 9th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, April 13th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, May 11th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, June 8th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, July 13th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, August 10th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, September 14th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, October 12th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, November 9th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion
  • Wendesday, December 14th, 2022: Case Review and Discussion

If you would like to submit a case for discussion at this clinic please click on the link below to complete the form. After submitting the form download a copy to reference while presenting your case.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Case Review Form

Disclosures

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To request copies of didactics and reference materials, please contact us at  ProjectECHO@med.unr.edu


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accreditation

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.00 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

The State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors approves this program for 1.00 hours of MFT/CPC continuing education credit.

The Nevada State Board of Examiners for Licensed Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Counselors approved this prgoram for 1.00 hours of continuing education credit.

This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to ethics, pain management, addiction care or SBIRT during each licensure period. 

 This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction during each licensure period.