National Institute on Drug Abuse
Behavioral Therapies Development Program
NIDA Treatment Research Training Sites
Did you know that NIDA has a number of programs to support both predoctoral and postdoctoral-level scientists interested in drug abuse research? NIDA has made a strong commitment to supporting and training our future scientists and, as a result, the funding for research training has been growing steadily in recent years. NIDA supports individual National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for PhD students (F31) and MD/PhD (F30) candidates, as well as funding for over 40 training sites for both predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows across the country (T32). NIDA also funds individual postdoctoral NRSA fellowships (F32), Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01) and Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Awards (K08). A list of fellowships that provide training on treatment research is provided below or for a more comprehensive listing of research training sites see NIDA's homepage.
To receive more information on these and other funding mechanisms that might be right for you, contact the NIDA Deputy Research Training Coordinator, Dr. Lucinda Miner, at 301/443-6071.
Postdoctoral training program for physicians interested in pursuing research
careers in substance abuse. The primary goal is to provide future research
and academic psychiatrists with the research skills and clinical expertise
to play substantive roles in advancing knowledge about the etiology and
treatment of substance abuse disorders. Research fields include basic neuroscience,
genetics, genetic epidemiology, behavioral pharmacology, epidemiology, psychopharmacology,
clinical trials and treatment research.
Project Director: Herbert Kleber, M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
The goal of this training program is produce well-rounded individuals who
are knowledgeable about the basic science and clinical aspects of substance
abuse, who are familiar with treatment strategies, and are trained to conduct
independent research in the area of substance use, abuse and dependence.
Project Director: William Boggan, Ph.D.
University of California-San Francisco
Postdoctoral training program in drug abuse treatment research. The treatment
training program consists of studies of: (1) treatment outcome; (2) variables
that contribute to successful treatment outcome;(3) dissemination methods;
(4) the treatment process and correlates of that process with outcome; (5)
successful treatment components.
Project Director: Sharon Hall, Ph.D.
University of Miami
Postdoctoral training in adolescent drug abuse intervention. This is a multisite
training program focusing on the development of research competencies related
to collaborative studies on a broad range of psychosocial interventions
for adolescent drug abuse.
Project Director: Howard Liddle, Ed.D.
This postdoctoral program provides future research and academic psychiatrists
the necessary independent research skills and clinical expertise in the
area of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment for drug abusers.
The program involves: a structured introduction to clinical epidemiologic
and treatment research; formal didactics; clinical experience in the major
modalities currently used to treat drug abuse; and graduated development
of teaching capabilities.
Project Director: Richard Schottenfeld, M.D.
Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training
This program provides a comprehensive and intensive training experience
through substantive and methodological courses and supervised research with
a strong emphasis in training in research design, methodology, and statistical
analysis. The focus of substantive training and research will be in the
areas of: 1) epidemiology of drug abuse, including HIV/AIDS, 2) etiology
of drug abuse, 3) treatment processes and outcomes in a variety of clinical
settings, 4) cost benefits and effectiveness of treatment, 5) methodological
issues and techniques in drug abuse research, and 6) social policy implications
of drug abuse research findings.
Project Director: Douglas Anglin, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Training is available on research projects in substance use and abuse including
survey research, prevention, factors related to cocaine abuse, opiate receptors, nicotine/smoking, anabolic steroids, drug/alcohol problem assessment and treatment, interactions and susceptibility, comparative policy analysis,
workplace issues, transportation and injury research, and in specific populations such as women, elderly, children and adolescents.
Project Director: Ovide Pomerleau, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Substance
Abuse Center was created to stimulate, coordinate, and integrate the
study of psychoactive substance use of all kinds. The University of Michigan
has an unusual concentration of expertise in the substance abuse field across
its numerous schools, departments, and research institute. The central mission of the center is the development of new knowledge about the use of these various psychoactive substances and the social policies and programs addressed to them.
University of Pennsylvania
This program provides clinical and research training for physicians and
postdoctoral researchers who wish to become qualified in treatment research
for IV substance abusing patients, particularly as it relates to the care
of those infected with, or at high risk, for infection with HIV. Trainees
will be fully trained in all of the current behavioral psychological and
Project Director: Charles O'Brien, M.D.
University of Vermont
Training program in the behavioral pharmacology of human drug dependence.
Research opportunities range from laboratory studies of human drug discrimination
and self administration to clinical outpatient studies of behavioral and
pharmacological treatment of IV cocaine abuse.
Project Director: Warren Bickel, Ph.D.
University of Washington
The training program directed by Dr. Murphy provides training in prevention
intervention, differential dual assessment, matching client characteristics
to treatment characteristics, high risk populations, vulnerability and behavioral patterns of substance abuse.
Project Director: Shirley Murphy, Ph.D.
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