Center for Addiction Research

Therapeutic Approaches: Biologics, Small Molecules, Biomarkers

Therapeutic Areas of Expertise: Metabolic Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, Pain

Center/Program Highlights:
The Center for Addiction Research is striving to build effective collaborations among scientists with the varying expertise required to advance our understanding of the science of addiction. The CAR is composed of faculty across the UTMB campus with interests in addiction research and education, including faculty from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Institute of Medical Humanities, and has become a coordinating force for translational research in addiction based on a strategy of developing and nurturing opportunities for interdisciplinary investigations and training of new investigators in translational science. Our consortium is unified around creating new diagnostic and treatment approaches, including new target medications, and moving our research from the bench to the bedside with the ultimate goal to improve lives. The Center has two important goals relating to community outreach and education. The CAR disseminates evidence-based knowledge on addiction and related disorders to academic and professional communities and collaborates with community providers to encourage provider and patient involvement in education, prevention and clinical research efforts. The CAR also functions as an advisory resource, promoting the utilization of science in the formulation of policies and the development of consortiums and programs at all levels - national, state and local.

Sources of Funding: Federal/State, Philanthropy, Industry Partnerships, Disease Foundations, University


Institutional Affiliation(s):

301 University Blvd
Texas, 77555-0615
United States

Center/Program Start Date: 2010

Number of Employees: 50