A night at the White Sox–and some kudos to colleagues

Last night, my University of Chicago Health Lab colleagues Ruth Coffman and Amy Cadwallader, Lt. Matthew Cline of the Chicago Police Department, and Laurie Jones of the Haymarket Center were honored at the beginning of the Cubs-White-Sox crosstown classic for their efforts to divert drug-involved offenders into appropriate treatment.

Congratulations, guys. I’m very proud of you and of this work.

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Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.