Past KL2 Scholar to present research at the White House

Melissa D. Pinto, R.N., Ph.D., (KL2 2009 Cohort), was invited to the White House to present her research at the Behavioral Health IT Innovations Conference in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is collaborating with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to host a Technology Innovations for Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders Conference to be held September 16th, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The conference will promote the dissemination of innovative, evidence-based technologies to advance substance use disorder and mental health treatment and will include a panel on the future of Health IT for behavioral health.

The White House program is on Monday, 9/16, and it will be streaming live at 4:30 p.m. at whitehouse.gov. The 250 seat room will include policy makers, reps from major health care institutions and other decision makers.

She was also invited on Tuesday, 9/17, to a round table discussion with policy makers and representatives from the health care field.