Gabriel Sarah, MD, and Michael Jung, MD, Awarded UCSF Patient Care Funds to Provide Opiate Return Envelopes to Patients

Laser light delivered through fiberoptic cables directed at the prefrontal cortex (shown here by their tracks) is used to modulate firing activity of neurons expressing light-sensitive molecules (shown in green fluorescence) to regulate cocaine-seeking behavior in rats.

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the nation, UCSF Anesthesia and Perioperative Care department members are working hard to address the multitude of issues that have arisen from it, including implementing sensible processes for drug dispensing and disposal. We are pleased to announce that Drs. Gabriel Sarah and Michael Jung’s proposal to provide DEA-compliant return envelopes for opiates has been approved and will be supported by the UCSF Patient Care Fund.