In response to NIDA's request for applications to support "Research Education Grants in Drug Abuse and Addiction," this application seeks funding to continue, improve, and expand the accomplishments of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) and its University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, including an enhanced focus on HIV and substance abuse. The centerpiece of the CARE Program, which began in 2002, is a post-doctoral fellowship program for physicians interested in careers in drug abuse research and clinical practice. The CARE Program is based in Einstein's Department of Medicine, and draws additional NIDA-funded research mentors from Einstein's Departments of Epidemiology &Population Health and Psychiatry &Behavioral Sciences, as well as from other New York City institutions. In addition to providing clinical research training necessary to prepare physicians for independent careers as HIV and substance abuse researchers, CARE Program faculty collaborate with key educational leaders at Montefiore Medical Center to enhance evidence-based substance abuse training for residents in Internal and Family Medicine, and for Einstein medical students. The CARE Program has been highly successful in its first eight years of operation, and this competitive renewal will build on that success and create new opportunities for research education and training in HIV and substance abuse. The current specific aims are: 1. to continue, improve, and expand the accomplishments of the CARE Fellowship Program, an innovative research-intensive fellowship program for physicians who have completed residencies in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Psychiatry and are seeking careers that combine HIV and substance abuse research and clinical work. 2. To continue, improve, and expand the scope of the CARE Educational Program, an enhanced substance abuse research and clinical training program for residents at Montefiore Medical Center and students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Public Health Relevance

There is a shortage of well-qualified researchers prepared to conduct clinical, translational, prevention, health services, and treatment research with drug users. At Albert Einstein College of Medicine and its University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, we are uniquely positioned to provide such training, given our strong addiction treatment programs, our cadre of outstanding NIDA-funded researchers, and our ability to provide formal training in both clinical research methods and addiction medicine. We are also located in a community with a high prevalence of both HIV and substance abuse related disorders, primarily among racial and ethnic minorities. This application seeks funding to continue a post-doctoral fellowship program for physicians interested in careers in HIV and substance abuse research and clinical practice. We also propose to continue an HIV and substance abuse research and clinical training program for residents and students.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25DA023021-08
Application #
8658064
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDA1-GXM-A (01))
Program Officer
Grossman, Debra
Project Start
2007-05-01
Project End
2015-04-30
Budget Start
2014-05-01
Budget End
2015-04-30
Support Year
8
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$353,924
Indirect Cost
$24,122
Name
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
110521739
City
Bronx
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
10461
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