The purpose of the Administration, Mentoring and Dissemination Core (Admin Core) is to maintain an infrastructure that promotes the highest level of CPTM productivity, so that the CPTM can make the most progress in addressing the methodological challenges presented by substance use and HIV research.
The Specific Aims ofthe Admin Core are as follows: 1. To promote sustained, productive, and synergistic collaboration among CPTM investigators. This will be accomplished by maintaining a clear administrative structure and regular center-wide meetings that encourage scientific interaction. These include a thricemonthly meeting devoted to presentation and discussion of research;a monthly meeting devoted to setting and reviewing productivity goals;and yearly research retreats. 2. To promote sustained, productive, and synergistic collaboration beh/veen CPTM investigators and substance use/HIV investigators outside the CPTM, in order to keep the CPTM functioning as a bridge between substance use/HIV research and methodology. This will be accomplished primarily by extensive collaboration with substance use and HIV scientists. We will also seek the counsel of our distinguished External Advisory Committee on this and other matters. 3. To maintain a vigorous program to disseminate methodological information to substance use and HIV scientists. Our multifaceted dissemination plan includes publishing strategically in a variety of peerreivew outlets;maintaining an information-packed web site with free downloadable software;workshops and short courses;and other dissemination activities. 4. To bring new people and new ideas into the field of prevention and treatment methodology. We plan to continue to attract established scientists to the field of substance use and HIV methodology. We will continue to shape the next generation of substance use methodologists via our predoctoral and postdoctoral training activities. We will also continue and extend the reach of our pilot funds program.

Public Health Relevance

Our research will help improve quantitative methods so that prevention and treatment research can lead to valid conclusions. Only when substance use prevention and treatment efforts are based on research of the highest methodological quality can the field make consistent progress toward eradicating drug abuse, HIV, and related morbidity and mortality.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Type
Specialized Center (P50)
Project #
5P50DA010075-18
Application #
8525365
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDA1-EXL-T)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
18
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$534,886
Indirect Cost
$111,083
Name
Pennsylvania State University
Department
Type
DUNS #
003403953
City
University Park
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
16802
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