Vivian Lee Bio
Since July of 2011, Dr. Vivian S. Lee has served as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University’s School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. She is responsible for an annual budget of $3.3 billion; four hospitals, ten neighborhood health ... Read More
Phone: (801) 581-7480
Research Interests: Antipsychotics, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cholinergic Ligands, Cholinergic Transmitter Systems, Excitatory Amino Acids, Free Radicals, Ganglia, Sensory, Glutamates, Microdialysis, Monoamines, Neurochemistry, Neuropeptides, Norepinephrine, Plasmalemmal and Vesicular Transporters, Receptors, Dopamine, Serotonergic Ligands, Stimulants of Abuse, Substance P, Transmitter Release
Phone: (801) 581-3174
Dr. Jason Burrow-Sanchez is a professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. His research areas include the prevention and treatment of substance abuse in adolescent populations in school and community settings with a particular interest in Latino adolescents. He recently completed a 5-year NIDA funded grant examining the cultural accommodation of substance abuse treatment for Latino adolescents.
Phone: (801) 581-6212
Dr. Fischer is currently collaborating with several colleagues at the University of Utah and other universities, University of Utah students, and local school administrators to facilitate his research agenda. If you are interested in collaborating on research, joining his research team, or in pursuing a graduate degree (i.e., MA or PhD) in school psychology at the University of Utah, please contact Dr. Fischer by email.
Phone: (801) 587-1842
Abbie Paxman, M.S.
Title: Operations Manager
Abbie Paxman, M.S., is the operations manager of the Utah Addiction Center (UAC) at the University of Utah where she is responsible for grants and contracts administration, financial management, development, as well as general office management. She earned her master’s degree in quantitative economics at the University of Colorado in 2003. Since joining the Utah Addiction in 2003, Ms. Paxman has managed countless grants and contracts, overseen the “Patient Interventions” and “Family Interventions” film projects, served on the Utah Prevention Advisory Council and State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, and prepared and presented the UAC’s annual budgets to the Vice President for health Sciences. In addition to her work at the UAC, Ms. Paxman manages the grants and contracts department at the School of Dentistry.
Marjean Searcy Nielsen, MPP
Marjean Searcy Nielsen currently serves as the program director for the Central Rockies Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network. Ms. Nielsen’s professional experience includes; program development, public policy, fund raising, grant management, staff supervision, office management, strategic planning and partnering with businesses and agencies. Ms. Nielsen assisted individuals with sever and persistent mental illness to obtain employment, housing and rebuild social networks through a Clubhouse model program. Additionally, she coordinated a multiagency partnership, the Salt Lake City COPS Methamphetamine Initiative which received national recognition as an effective response to the methamphetamine epidemic. Ms. Nielsen also served as the Logistic Coordinator for the 2002 Olympics Medals Plaza and the 1999 Tornado Disaster Police Operations Command Center. Ms. Nielsen was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Utah Pharmaceutical Drug Crime Project where she launched a statewide training initiative and public awareness campaign. Ms. Nielsen represented Utah in various meetings with the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, U.S. Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration. She also served as the Salt Lake City Police Department grants manager providing strategic planning, design, development and project management. Ms. Nielsen received her bachelors of arts from Southern Utah University and a master of public policy at the University of Utah.
Shannon Christensen, MBA
Shannon Christensen is the academic program manager for the Central Rockies Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network at the Utah Addiction Center, University of Utah. Specifically, she identifies the needs of the addictions workforce within Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. She works with each state within the region to identify specific regional needs to improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery support. She plans, develops, and establishes new programs and conferences to meet identified needs of educational and research groups. She coordinates academic and research programs, strategic direction, marketing goal achievement, and product delivery. She connects professionals to the latest research and information through skills training and coaching, education, conferences, workshops, and publications. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Colorado Technical University.
Rori Douros is the lead training coordinator for the Central Rockies Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) housed at the Utah Addiction Center. She provides logistics support for training and technical assistance activities, including marketing, registrations, continuing education certificates, and onsite support. Rori has over 19 years of experiences as a training and events coordinator.
Erica Fearnley is the project coordinator for the Utah Addiction Center at the University of Utah. She provides assistance with trainings, events, and conferences. She also provides administrative support for staff and guest lecturer travel, purchasing, and accounting. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.
Sara Booth is the GPRA coordinator for the Central Rockies Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) housed at the Utah Addiction Center. She currently studies english at the University of Utah. As the GPRA Coordinator she is responsible for assembling GPRA survey packets, creating/sending online GPRA surveys for virtual events, and entering GPRA and non-GPRA event data into the hub. She also attends to any other tasks that need attention.