The Interdisciplinary Training Program in Drug Abuse Research trains a highly talented, diverse group of postdoctoral researchers to integrate basic and translational research in the pharmacology, physiology, and neurobiology of drug abuse. We educate interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researchers who can go on to develop independent and collaborative research programs that significantly advance the basic understanding and treatment of this important social and medical problem.
We have reconfigured our program to provide interdisciplinary training that maintains our historical strengths and takes advantage of our intellectual, educational, programmatic, and physical resources. The National Institute on Drug Abuse funds the training program under grant number 5T32DA007135.
Our goal is to offer trainees flexibility in developing truly interdisciplinary research projects. So, we encourage participation of faculty mentors across a variety of specialties whose research grants specifically target drug abuse, as well as those whose research is critically important for this training. Our didactic component fosters quantitative reasoning skills and trains you to understand and maintain awareness of the ethical issues in research.
You will receive dynamic guidance to develop independent research projects that can serve as the basis to launch a successful independent career in substance abuse research. We provide a fertile environment and significant resources for this important training program that will make a significant contribution to the pipeline of highly trained interdisciplinary investigators working on drug abuse research problems. Postdoctoral trainees are guaranteed two years of support (with an additional year based on need and availability) to ensure that they have sufficient time for significant research training and accomplishment.