T32 Training Program

Translational Training in Addiction

Funded by a five-year T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Translational Training in Addiction Program is designed to prepare predoctorates and postdoctorates to conduct translational research on the behavioral and pharmacological processes of addictive disorders. The program supports up to 11 trainees at various career stages.

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PositionNumber of PositionsDurationStipend
Predoctoral3Up to 5 yrs$21,600
Medical Students412-week summer internship$5,296
Postdoctoral42-3 yrsMin. of $38,496 depends on experience

Research Opportunities

Trainees participate in translational science that directly assesses the clinical relevance of basic research; conduct scientific analyses of basic processes underlying drug abuse; help develop and assess behavioral and pharmacological treatments of addiction; determine approaches to integrate these findings into clinical practice; and identify policies that support integration.

Trainee research opportunities include:

  • Laboratory studies of antibody-based therapy for methamphetamine abuse
  • Studies of the behavioral economics of addiction
  • Novel medications to treat cocaine and opiate dependence
  • Behavioral treatments of marijuana dependence
  • Behavioral and neural mechanisms of change
  • Treatment service dissemination
  • Cost-effectiveness of reducing drug treatment barriers