Substance Abuse

 
 
 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Substance Abuse Research Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

This two-year post-doctoral program trains M.D. and Ph.D.s for clinical and human laboratory research careers in many areas of substance abuse. Pharmacologic, psychologic, epidemiologic, developmental, etiologic and treatment studies are conducted, as well as studies on the development of public policy in this area. Fellows also engage in supervised clinical activities in a variety of substance abuse treatment settings, depending upon prior experience. Because the ACGME certifies our addiction fellowship, fellows who are Board-Certified in psychiatry and successfully complete our two-year fellowship may sit for the Addiction Psychiatry Board examination. This fellowship is sponsored by NIDA.

Web Address:

http://columbiapsychiatry.org/edu/saf.html

Email:

FRL2@columbia.edu

Contact:

Frances R. Levin, M.D.
NYSPI/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
1051 Riverside Drive Unit 66
New York NY 10032
212-543-6105
212-543-6018 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Substance Abuse Treatment Research

Fellowship Description:

This new program provides closely mentored training in drug abuse treatment research. Research areas include studies of (1) treatment outcome, (2) variables that contribute to outcome, (3) dissemination methodology, (4) treatment process, (5) successful treatment components. Drugs studied include both illicit drugs and licit ones, especially nicotine. Program includes a core seminar and selected course work. The goal is to produce scientists who will work in academic and research settings.

Web Address:

http://www.ucsf.edu/sftrc

Email:

sharon.hall@ucsf.edu

Contact:

Sharon M. Hall, Ph.D.
Psychiatry Service
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
415-476-7574
415-476-7677

 

Fellowship Title:

Research Fellowship in Antisocial Drug Dependence; Genetics and Treatment

Fellowship Description:

The University of Colorado has an interdisciplinary Center on Antisocial Drug Dependence which aims to clarify the genetics and treatment of drug (including alcohol) dependence in patients with adolescent conduct disorder and adult antisocial personality disorder. Subject patients and families are found in CU's treatment programs for substance dependent adolescents, and in the general population. Pedigree, twin, adoption, and whole-genome-scan QTL studies are conducted. NIDA funds positions for one fellows; the position is currently filled and may become available again on 2012.

Web Address:

http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/cadd/

Email:

John.Hewitt@colorado.edu   

Contact:

John Hewitt, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0447
Phone: 303-492-7362
FAX: 303-492-8063

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Training Program in Alcohol Studies

Fellowship Description:

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine's NIAAA-supported postdoctoral training program is designed to provide trainees with a common knowledge base in alcohol theory, research design, data analysis strategies, ethical issues in pre-clinical and clinical research, and grantsmanship skills via a weekly seminar and other group meetings. In addition, more intensive individual training (concordant with the specialized interests of each trainee) is provided in such areas as neurobiology, genetic and family studies, neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies of high risk and clinical populations, treatment research, diagnosis, epidemiology, health services research, and comorbid disorders (e.g., HIV, drug abuse, antisocial personality, pathological gambling, etc.).

Web Address:

http://psychiatry.uchc.edu/research/ARC

Email:

petry@psychiatry.uchc.edu

Contact:

Nancy Petry, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry, MC-3944
Farmington, CT 06030-3944
860-679-2593
860-679-1312 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Human Behavioral Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Fellowship Description:

In this NIDA-supported program postdoctoral fellows receive supervised training and experience in designing, conducting, and publishing human research related to substance abuse psychopharmacology and/or treatment. Major research/training themes: (1) Human laboratory clinical pharmacology studies of drugs of abuse (opioids, cocaine, sedative/anxiolytics, cannabis, hallucinogens, alcohol, nicotine/tobacco, caffeine) and of potential addiction pharmacotherapies; abuse liability assessment; medications development; cognitive psychopharmacology; (2) Outpatient controlled clinical trials of behavioral and/or pharmacological treatments and their combination; incentive-based behavior therapies; clinical trials methodology; (3) Psychiatric comorbidity assessment & treatment; (4) Addiction and pregnancy. Excellent clinical and research resources and opportunities. Affiliated with NIDA's Clinical Trials Network. Seminars and discussion groups provide concurrent didactic content.  Program enables fellows to demonstrate productivity and prepare as independent investigators.

Web Address:

http://bpru.med.jhu.edu

Email:

bigelow@jhmi.edu

Contact:

George E. Bigelow, Ph.D.
BPRU, Psychiatry
Behavioral Biology Research Center
Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224-6823
410-550-0035
410-550-0030 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Translational Research for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence

Fellowship Description:

The NIAAA Intramural Program is located on the Bethesda campus at the National Institutes of Health. The program utilizes the latest techniques in gene arrays, fMRI, PET, and pharmacological paradigms to develop new treatments for alcohol dependence. Fellows will have the luxury of conducting clinical research in the newly constructed Hatfield Clinical Research Center that is contiguous with "state of the art" basic science research laboratories. Training consists of personal mentorship, seminars, and NIH sponsored courses. The integration of clinical skills with basic biological science is strongly encouraged.

Web Address:

 

Email:

tedg@mail.nih.gov or tedg@lcs.niaaa.nih.gov

Contact:

David Theodore George, M.D.
National Institutes of Health
NIAAA, Laboratory of Clinical Studies
10 Center Drive, MSC-1540
Bldg. 10-CRC Room 2-2352 NE
Bethesda,  MD  20892-1540
(301) 435-9385   FAX  (301) 402-1543

 

Fellowship Title:

Research Fellows and Clinical Fellows

Fellowship Description:

The Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a Federal research program which conducts research on drug abuse and drug addiction. NIDA is an Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is a major national research organization and a principle component of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The DHHS is the Federal Agency charged with the mission of evaluating, researching, enhancing, and regulating health care for the American people. The IRP/NIDA is located in Baltimore, MD.
Research Fellows possess a doctoral degree (non-medical), and participate in basic research studies into the causes, conditions, treatment, and prevention of drug abuse and drug addiction. They report to Lab Chief who is either a tenured Senior Investigator, or a Tenure-Track Investigator working toward tenured status. A research fellow actively participates on research studies, including contributing to the concept and development of the research plan, actual conduct of the study, measurement and evaluation, and reporting. Studies may be in vitro or in vivo and include animal-subject research studies. Participation on studies may result in authorship on papers in peer-reviewed journals, and in presentations at national or international conferences. Clinical Fellows are comparable to Research Fellows, except they are physicians in possession of a M.D. or Doctor of Osteopathy degree. They participate on clinical research protocols involving human patients or volunteers, and on related clinical research. This may include direct patient/subject care.
Research and Clinical Fellowships are for a duration of 5 - 8 years, with an initial 2-year appointment followed by extensions. All postdoctoral time at the NIH, in any capacity, counts toward the 5-8 year window. Research and Clinical Fellows are considered Federal Employees during their stay at the NIH. Research Fellows and Clinical Fellows may be U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents, or citizens of foreign countries with the appropriate Visa status, i.e., H-1B or 0-1. Fellowships include competitive salaries and a full Federal benefits package. DHHS and NIH are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

Web Address:

http://www.nih.gov/about/

Email:

csneer@intra.nida.nih.gov

Contact:

Carol Sneeringer, Intramural Program Specialist
DHHS/NIH/NIDA/IRP
5500 Nathan Shock Drive, Building C, Room 270
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-550-1544, FAX 410-550-3121

 

Fellowship Title:

Intramural Research Training Assignments (IRTA)

Fellowship Description:

The Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a Federal research program focusing on research on drug abuse and drug addiction. NIDA is an Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is a major national research organization and a principle component of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The DHHS is the Federal Agency charged with the mission of evaluating, researching, enhancing, and regulating health care for the American people. The IRP/NIDA is located in Baltimore, MD.

IRTA traineeships are designed for more junior scientists than Research Fellows and Clinical Fellows. The IRTA program was established for the participant to experience developmental training and practical research and experience in basic research studies into the causes, conditions, treatment, and prevention of drug abuse and drug addiction. Trainees may not independently engage in patient care activities (any clinically-related activity), must explicitly be under the direct supervision and control of an NIH employee, be assigned official supervisory responsibilities, or sign documents on behalf of the Government (e.g., requisitions).

IRTA fellowships generally run for no more than 5 years, and may be for less time (in some cases, 6 years is possible). Traineeships are contingent upon submission of acceptable proof of U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status. Five categories of IRTAs exist: Postdoctoral, Predoctoral, Postbaccalaureate, Technical, and Student. DHHS and NIH are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

Web Address:

http://www.nih.gov/about/

Email:

 

Contact:

Diane French, Administrative Officer
DHHS/NIH/NIDA/IRP
5500 Nathan Shock Drive, Building C, Room 268
Baltimore, MD 21224
420-550-0813, FAX 410-550-1725

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Drug Abuse Research Training Program

Fellowship Description:

The Drug Abuse Research Training Program at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School is conducted by a multidisciplinary faculty from the biological, behavioral, and sociocultural disciplines. All members of the faculty of the training program at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center are faculty members at the professorial, associate professor, and assistant professor levels at Harvard Medical School. The training program will include opportunities for participation in clinical and basic science research activities, which are currently supported by grant awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

Web Address:

 

Email:

jmendel@mclean.org

Contact:

Jack H. Mendelson, M.D.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center
McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02178
617-855-2716
617-855-2519 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Training in Biology of Drug Abuse

Fellowship Description:

The overall purpose of this training program is to provide postdoctoral training to young basic scientists and physicians in the area of neurobiology of opioid and dopaminergic systems, and in the conceptual and experimental tools key to understanding: a) the basic biology of dopamine and endogenous opioid systems and their receptors; b) the mechanisms of action of opiate and stimulant drugs; and c) the molecular, cellular, interneuronal and behavioral processes critical to drug seeking, tolerance and dependence. Research ranges from gene regulation to primate behavior.

Web Address:

http://www.med.umich.edu/mhri

Email:

watsons@umich.edu

Contact:

Stanley J. Watson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Mental Health Research Institute
205 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0720
734-763-1450
734-647-4130

 

Fellowship Title:

Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry

Fellowship Description:

The WSU Fellowship is ACGME accredited and offers clinical training in treatment of addictive disorders to MD's who have completed a psychiatry residency program. It is grounded in a closely supervised comprehensive clinical experience, encompassing the full spectrum from screening and diagnosis to chronic treatment for a broad range of patients, including those with major psychiatric and medical co-morbidities. Training in screening, diagnosis, psychopharmacology, consultation-liaison, crisis intervention, in- and outpatient treatment, and research methodology is conducted in diverse clinical settings. Fellows who select the two-year academic track begin their research activity along with their clinical experience in the first year. Participation in a weekly core lecture and discussion course, weekly Grand Rounds, and regional and national professional meetings complete the educational experience.

Web Address:

http://psychiatry1.med.wayne.edu

Email:

sstine@med.wayne.edu

Contact:

Susan M. Stine, M.D., Ph.D.
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Jefferson Avenue Research Clinic
2761 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
313-993-9879
313-993-1372 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Addiction Psychiatry

Fellowship Description:

This program combines research training with training in clinical management of addicted patients. Fellows on the PGY-V and PGY-VI level are exposed to diverse clinical services while undertaking a research project under close faculty supervision. The orientation of the fellowship is toward preparing the candidate for an academic career in the addiction field, and leads to the publication of a research paper at the end of two years. Clinical training is in conformity with ACGME requirements for addiction psychiatry. The research focus is on clinical epidemiology and/or treatment outcome research with projects tailored to the individual candidate's interests.

Web Address:

http://www.med.nyu.edu/substanceabuse

Email:

marcgalanter@nyu.edu

Contact:

Marc Galanter, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
NYU Medical Center
550 First Ave., Room NB20N29
New York, NY 10016
212-263-6960
212-263-8285 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Interdisciplinary Alcohol Research Training Program

Fellowship Description:

The Interdisciplinary Alcohol Research Training Program prepares postdoctoral trainees for careers in alcohol research. Research in alcohol requires investigators who are trained in the most current and sophisticated methods of both epidemiology and biostatistics and who understand the application of these methodologies to the specific questions raised in alcohol research. This is accomplished by having training experience which involves working on research projects with any one of 30 training grant faculty members who act as mentors and who are active researchers. This program represents collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health. This training experience is also supported by relevant coursework in epidemiology, statistics, medicine, and psychology.

Web Address:

http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/AlcoholTraining

Email:

mdc1@pitt.edu

Contact:

Marie D. Cornelius, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology
Webster Hall
4415 Fifth Avenue, Suite 138
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-681-3482 (Secretary)  
412-246-6875 (FAX)
412-246-6836 (Voice Mail)

 

Fellowship Title:

Substance Abuse Research Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

Alcohol and substance abuse research fellowships are offered for fellows to work with funded clinical and basic science experts conducting treatment-related research using modern molecular, behavioral, and brain imaging techniques. Research includes: molecular bases of drug action; mechanisms underlying CNS excitability associated with alcohol withdrawal; responsiveness to environmental cues associated with alcohol, nicotine and cocaine use; neurobiological bases of the reinforcing effects of drugs; cellular bases of drug-induced neuroplasticity; pharmacologic management of adolescents and adults with substance abuse and/or psychiatric disorders; neural basis of craving and relapse. Training is complemented with seminars on grant writing, statistics, neurosciences, and research ethics.

Web Address:

http://www.musc.edu/cdap

Email:

woodward@musc.edu

Contact:

John J. Woodward, Ph.D.
Professor; Dept. of Neuroscience and Dept. of Psychiatry
Office IOP 471N
MUSC IOP 4 North
PO Box 250861
Charleston, SC 29425
843-792-5225 (office); 6374 (lab)
843-792-7353 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Addiction Psychiatrist Research Training Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

A Joint Program of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College. We are seeking applicants for our NIDA-funded training program in translational addiction research. The goal of our program is to appropriately prepare addiction psychiatrists embarking on combined clinical and research careers to engage in multidisciplinary research across the bench to bedside continuum. Trainees will conduct an original interdisciplinary research project involving preceptors from at least two out of four conceptual frameworks (psychiatry, neuroimaging, molecular medicine, and biomedical informatics). They will also complete the required didactics for the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation. Applicants who are board eligible in Addiction Psychiatry may enter directly into the 2-year research training program.

Web Address:

www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/addiction   

Email:

peter.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Contact:

Peter R. Martin, M.D.,
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology,
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry,
Addiction Psychiatry Interdisciplinary Research
Training Program and Vanderbilt Addiction Center
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital,
Suite 3068, 1601 23rd Avenue South,
Nashville, TN  37212-8645 
615-322-3527
615-322-0175 FAX

 

Fellowship Title:

Neuropsychiatry

Fellowship Description:

Molecular mechanisms of brain damage associated drug and alcohol dependence, its diagnosis using neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging, and pharmacologic treatment. Substance induced mental disorders are studied as models for understanding other neurodegenerative brain diseases.

Web Address:

www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/addiction   

Email:

peter.martin@vanderbilt.edu

Contact:

Peter R. Martin, M.D.,
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology,
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry,
Addiction Psychiatry Interdisciplinary Research
Training Program and Vanderbilt Addiction Center,
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital,
Suite 3068, 1601 23rd Avenue South,
Nashville, TN  37212-8645 
615-322-3527
615-322-0175 FAX

 

Fellowship Title:

Training in Behavioral Pharmacology of Human Drug Dependence

Fellowship Description:

The Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory (HBPL) offers several research experiences: Post doctoral, Predoctoral, and Summer Research Fellowships: Postdoctoral fellowships (2-3 years), pre-doctoral/graduate programs (up to 5 years), summer fellowships for medical students (1-3 months). Research programs spans several classes of drugs, studied separately or in combination, e.g., alcohol, marijuana, caffeine, cocaine, and nicotine. Basic human laboratory research focuses on examining behavioral and physiological effects of abused drugs; e.g. influence of alcohol on cocaine's effects on behavioral performance and cardiac function. Applied research focuses on clinical trials examining the efficacy of behavioral and pharmacological treatments of drug abuse; e.g., behavioral therapy for cocaine dependence.

Trainees have opportunities for training in a wide range of human laboratory and treatment-outcome research i.e. in delineating behavioral and pharmacological processes central to understanding and effectively treating cocaine dependence as well as cigarette smoking among pregnant women, and in clinical, laboratory and epidemiology research on (a) gradual reduction with NRT as a method of smoking cessation and (b) understanding why smokers do not access free treatments for smoking cessation.  Applicants must have completed doctoral training in behavior analysis psychology, or a related discipline and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Salary is competitive commensurate with experience (PGY 1 to PGY 7) and supported by an NIDA/NIH Institutional Training Award.  For more details on the positions please contact the investigators directly at the e-mail addresses/phone #s shown above.  To apply please forward a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference in c/o Ms. Diana Cain, University of Vermont, Dept. of Psychiatry, 38 Fletcher Place, Burlington, VT  05401-1419.  The University of Vermont is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Web Address:

 

Email:

diana.cain@uvm.edu

Contact:

Diana Cain
University of Vermont
Dept. of Psychiatry
38 Fletcher Place
Burlington, VT 05401-1410
802-656-9600
802-656-9628 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

University of Washington Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program

Fellowship Description:

The University of Washington Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program is fully accredited as a one year program for residents entering in their PGY-5 year after completion of a General Psychiatry Residency Program. The overarching mission of the program is to provide psychiatric physicians with advanced training in the skills, clinical judgment, and knowledge necessary to the practice of Addiction Psychiatry to enable them to assume leadership positions in the field.

Clinical training occurs in inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, consultation, dual diagnosis, women specific, and opioid agonist treatment settings. Didactic training occurs through participation in a weekly seminar series. Major goals of training include developing clinical excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with substance use disorders, broadening scientific knowledge in Addiction Psychiatry, furthering research skills relevant to Addiction Psychiatry, and expanding expertise in teaching Addiction Psychiatry. Close work with a range of interdisciplinary treatment teams is a core aspect of the residency. The faculty consists of a diverse group of psychiatrists and psychologists who have many years of clinical and research experience in addictions .

Web Address:

 

Email:

andrew.saxon@med.va.gov

Contact:

Andrew J. Saxon, M.D.
Mail Stop: 358280
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Addictions Treatment Center (S116ATC)
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
206-764-2782
206-764-2293 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Research in Substance Abuse

Fellowship Description:

Research site has laboratory as well as outpatient and inpatient facilities. Ongoing research includes a range of clinical and basic studies: dual diagnosis, development and evaluation of brief interventions for addiction treatment, predictors of outcome and survival in treatment. Basic research includes studies of genetic influence on substance abuse, candidate gene analysis, mapping of genes related to substance abuse in recombinant inbred/congenic mice.

Web Address:

 

Email:

kathryn.gill@mcgill.ca

Contact:

Kathryn Gill, Ph.D.
Addictions Unit, Department of Psychiatry
McGill University Health Centre
1547 Pine Avenue West

Montreal, Quebec H3G 1B3, CANADA
514-933-1934 x42395
514-934-8262 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Program

Fellowship Description:

The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) is inviting applications to its pre-and postdoctoral training program in drug abuse research. The two-year research training program, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), combines a core research methodology curriculum with hands-on research training opportunities and access to an extraordinarily diverse group of researchers and clinical settings at UCLA and the surrounding community. The ISAP training program is intended to provide trainees with exposure to core issues in treatment outcomes and health services research and the opportunity to select an area of focus for research that is supported by strong faculty mentoring. Specific training areas include:

*clinical trials research (pharmacotherapy and behavioral)

*treatment effectiveness and outcomes

*organizational development and service delivery system evaluation

*longitudinal research methodologies and statistical modeling

*drug use and co-occurring disorders, including HIV, mental health

*interventions for substance-abusing offenders, both in prison & community

*special populations, e.g., women, adolescents, offenders

*drug use, service system design, and social policy

*research-to-practice and technology transfer     

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, with admissions to the program twice a year. Applicants must submit a letter describing their research interests and goals, a C.V., and 3 letters of recommendations. Please also send copies of representative papers that are published or in press. Eligible applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.  For more information contact Kira Jeter at: kejeter@ucla.edu; phone: 310-267-5417 or Christine Grella at cgrella@mednet.ucla.edu.

Web Address:

http://www.uclaisap.org/training/pre-and-post-doc-training.html

Email:

tefreese@ix.netcom.com.

Contact:

Tom Freese, Ph.D.
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
1640 S. Sepulveda, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 267-5397

Kira Jeter at: 
kejeter@ucla.edu; phone: 310-267-5417 or Christine Grella at cgrella@mednet.ucla.edu.

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Research Training Program in Substance Abuse Intervention Outcome Research

Fellowship Description:

This NIDA-funded research training program is directed at behavioral, social, biomedical, forensics, and health care scientists wishing to pursue a career in substance abuse research. The program prepares professionals to conduct high quality research in intervention of substance abuse including illicit drugs, tobacco, and caffeine. The program includes a formal didactic curriculum that includes seminars on treatment research methods/design and statistical analysis; topics in substance use and abuse; the ethical conduct of research; and grant writing. Key substance abuse research programs ongoing at the Center include rodent models of systems mediating drug reinforcement, consumption and sensitization: behavioral and pharmacologic lab studies of smoking; behavioral and pharmacologic intervention studies with substance abusers and with smokers; prenatal effects of drugs; mechanisms studies of drugs with humans (including cue reactivity and genetic markers); and intervention, assessment, and lab studies on adults and adolescents involved in the legal system.

Web Address:

www.caas.brown.edu

Email:

postdoc_training@brown.edu

Contact:

Damaris Rohsenow, Ph.D.
Professor of Community Health (Research)
Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies
c/o Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Program
Box G-BH
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-444-1833
Fax: 401-274-0771

postdoc_training@brown.edu

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Research Training Program in Alcohol Treatment and Early Intervention Research

Fellowship Description:

This NIAAA-funded Research Training Program in Alcohol Treatment and Early Intervention Research is directed at behavioral, social, health care, medical and forensic scientists wishing to pursue a career in alcohol research. The Brown program prepares professionals to conduct high quality research in early intervention and treatment of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The program includes a formal didactic curriculum that includes seminars on treatment research methods/design and statistical analysis; topics in substance use and abuse; the ethical conduct of research; and grant writing. Weekly seminars and colloquia emphasize conceptualization and conduct of research. The training program focuses on the development and implementation of on-site research under the supervision of trainee-selected faculty mentors. Key alcohol treatment research programs ongoing at the Center include clinical trials comparing combinations of pharmacotherapies and behavioral therapies (e.g., naltrexone, cue exposure, and communication skills training, and the NIAAA multi-site collaboration study of the independent and combined effects of behavioral and pharmacotherapies, Project Combine); the role of smoking as a risk factor in alcoholics’ relapse; early motivational interventions for teenagers and adults involved in an alcohol-related injury; motivational interventions for college student drinking; case monitoring as a tool for decreasing relapse, recidivism, and health services costs; the long-term effects of alcohol treatment; and intervention, assessment, and lab studies dealing with adults and adolescents involved in the legal system. An emerging area of research expertise utilizes a rodent model of alcohol seeking and self-administration to investigate the underlying neuroanatomical systems that mediate alcohol consumption, craving, and relapse.

Web Address:

www.caas.brown.edu    

Email:

postdoc_training@brown.edu

Contact:

Peter Monti, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Science
Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies
c/o Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Program
Box G-BH
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-444-1833
Fax: 401-274-0771

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

This one- or two-year ACGME-accredited fellowship takes place at the Mount Sinai Medical Center located in Manhattan that is one of the nation’s best tertiary care facility, and the affiliated Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The fellow will participate in the diagnosis and treatment of all substance dependence and co-occuring disorders in specialized inpatient and outpatient settings with well established mentors and supervisors. Fellows will develop expertise in pharmacological treatment using buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, and other biological treatment options. They will also receive experience in psychotherapies of addictive disorders, including group therapy, and consultation-liaison addiction activities, including Mount Sinai’s Transplantation Institute, one of the nation’s largest such programs. The fellowship will provide opportunities for teaching and supervision of psychiatry residents and medical students, and leadership role in multidisciplinary teams. Didactic education in current biological, psychological, and social theories of addiction are an integral part of the program, as well as other academic activities such as Grand Rounds and seminars. The optional second year of the fellowship will offer in-depth participation in research activities in addiction psychiatry and the opportunity to work with internationally renowned basic scientists and clinical researchers who are focused on addictions. A broad range of research opportunities is available, including basic science, neuroimaging, as well as clinical human laboratory and treatment outcome research. Candidates must have completed an ACGME accredited psychiatry residency prior to this fellowship program.

Web Address:

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Email:

evaristo.akerele@mssm.edu

Contact:

Dr. Evaristo Akerele
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1230

New York, NY 10029
(212) 241-7124

 

 

Fellowship Title:

NIDA T32 Training Program in Drug Abuse Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research

Fellowship Description:

This NIDA-funded fellowship is with Dr. Linda Cottler’s NIDA T32 Training Program in Drug Abuse Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research.  The Program provides outstanding training for fellows in epidemiology research with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies of addiction. The NIDA T32 Training Program, established in 1999, offers two to three years of post-doctoral training at Washington University School of Medicine. The Program is noted for its public health focus, encompassing prevention and intervention studies with high risk populations such as users of illicit and licit drugs (e.g. cocaine, opioids, prescription drugs), and with methods such as community based participatory research, mixed methods, and national surveys.  It also strongly emphasizes training in the responsible conduct of research.  An apprenticeship model is blended with didactic teaching to train fellows to form writing groups, write papers, review manuscripts for publication, teach, write grants and participate in research.  In addition, fellows have a unique opportunity to earn the Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology (MPE) through Washington University School of Medicine as part of training.

Web Address:

http://epi.wustl.edu/epi/fellowships/nida.htm

Email:

cottler@epi.wustl.edu

Contact:

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
40 N. Kingshighway, Suite 4
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-286-2252       
314-286-2265       

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Clinical Fellowship in Substance Abuse

Fellowship Description:

This program is designed for a one-year period, and provides clinical  training for psychiatrists who wish to become Board Certified in Addiction Psychiatry. The trainees will become fully trained in current behavioral, psychological and pharmacological substance abuse treatment techniques. Successful completion of the fellowship will qualify fellows to sit for the Board Certification examination.

Web Address:

 http://www.med.upenn.edu/csa/training.html

Email:

Kampman_k@mail.trc.upenn.edu; Denaira.Butler@va.gov

Contact:

DeNaira Butler
Education Coordinator
Phila. VA Medical Center
MIRECC, VISN 4
3900 Woodland Avenue
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