Research Training

NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Addiction Psychiatry

Post-doctoral training program for physicians and psychologists interested in pursuing research careers in substance abuse. The primary goal is to provide future research and academic psychiatrists and other clinicians with the research skills and clinical expertise to play substantive roles in advancing knowledge about the etiology and treatment of substance use disorders. Research fields include basic neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, behavioral pharmacology, epidemiology, psychopharmacology, clinical trials and treatment research.
Program Director: Frances Levin, M.D.
Contact: [email protected]

NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Program on HIV & Substance Use in the Criminal Justice System

The goal of this interdisciplinary program is to train the next generation of pre- and post-doctoral scholars in the prevention, treatment, and care of HIV and drug abuse among individuals in the criminal justice system. Participating faculty mentors are leaders in HIV, drug abuse, and criminal justice fields, with strong track records of support from NIDA and NIMH and other institutes. Each year, the training program will select and appoint pre-doctoral trainees who will be supported for up to five years, and two postdoctoral fellows, who will be supported for up to three years. 
Program Director: Nabila El-Bassel, Ph.D.
Contact: [email protected]

NIMH R25; HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Underrepresented Investigators

This training program seeks to expand the pool of highly-trained, multidisciplinary HIV scientists from groups that are underrepresented among NIH Principal Investigators (PIs). Via an innovative gamut of multidisciplinary training activities and a number of dedicated, interdisciplinary mentors, the training program will facilitate the growth and development of a new cadre of researchers from underrepresented groups who will conduct dissemination and implementation research on interventions targeting HIV and co-morbid mental health issues to ensure that effective prevention and treatment programs reach underserved HIV vulnerable populations.
Program Director: Nabila El-Bassel, Ph.D.
Contact: [email protected]

NIDA R25; Translational Research Training on Addictions for Racial/Ethnic Minorities (TRACC Program)

Significant disparities in the number of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority (URM) scientists successfully receiving awards for independent funding (i.e., NIH, NSF, etc.) continue to plague scientific research despite many years of efforts to improve such disparities. This proposed research training program, 'Translational research training in addictions for racial/ethnic minorities at City College of New York (CCNY), Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), and Rutgers University (RU) or TRACC-RU,' aims to increase the number of interdisciplinary scientists capable to serve as Principal Investigators (PIs) on extramurally funded studies in drug abuse research from URM groups, which will improve public health. 
Program Director: Lesia M. Ruglass, Ph.D.
Contact: [email protected]

CSTA K12; KL2 Mentored Career Development Award

The KL2 Mentored Career Development Award combines didactic training, mentoring, exposure to multidisciplinary research, and ongoing evaluation to prepare young investigators for careers in patient-oriented research (POR). The award serves as a "bridge" by which young junior faculty can achieve research independence.
Program Directors: Daichi Shimbo, M.D. & Jeanine Genkinger, Ph.D.
Contact: [email protected]