The aim of our program is to train post-doctoral biomedical, behavioral, health care and other public health scientists in research on treatment and early interventions for substance use disorders. An overarching goal s to enhance the critical scientific reasoning skills needed for our trainees to advance treatment research in substance use disorders. From our perspective such research will benefit from interventions guided by sophisticated and fully developed theory using a multidisciplinary framework that includes the biological, psychological, social and cultural context in which interventions occur. While other institutional training programs may address treatment/early intervention research, this is the primary mission for this postdoctoral program. Distinctive features of our training program are: that it is interdisciplinary;that it embraces no single ideology or theory concerning the nature of dysfunctions related to substance abuse;that it provides training at each level of intervention research;that it views prevention, early intervention and treatment along a continuum;and that it provides trainees with highly individualized opportunities to contribute to the knowledge base of substance related dysfunction and what to do about it. The training program for fellows is typically two years but on occasion we extend this training period for three years. The program accepts two new fellows per year. The training experience is structured to provide individualized research experience and training, complemented by a common academic curriculum to which 20% of fellows'training time is allocated. Four distinct areas are covered in the curriculum: (1) statistics/research methodology;(2) grantsmanship and grant writing;(3) ethical issues in psychiatric research;and (4) a two-year series of seminars dedicated solely to substance use disorders. The fellow's individual research training experience emerges from a plan developed by the fellow and agreed to by his/her mentors. The program has a primary emphasis on training in clinical trials with a secondary emphasis on the translation of clinical research into services research. The recent addition of neurobiology didactic and research experiences expands our focus of translational research from basic to clinical research in this upcoming cycle.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32DA016184-10
Application #
8288229
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDA1-EXL-T (04))
Program Officer
Aklin, Will
Project Start
2003-07-01
Project End
2013-06-30
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$233,066
Indirect Cost
$17,264
Name
Brown University
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
001785542
City
Providence
State
RI
Country
United States
Zip Code
02912
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