Carrie R Ferrario, PhD to deliver virtual seminar on 21 April!

Dr. Ferrario will be discussing "Alterations in Brain and Behavior Contributing to Obesity" as part of the Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series..

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Meet Janice Ramirez!

She recently began a mentorship under Dr. Kelly Berg, as she works towards writing an article to inform students about opioids and encourage continued engagement in science.

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Congratulations to Victor M Jimenez, PhD

Victor is in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics as the Highlighted Trainee Author for the April 2021 issue!

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Congratulations to Nikki Clauss, PhD!

She received the post-doctoral award for her presentation at the 2021 BBC Meeting. See more information regarding the recent BBC Meeting.

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About ARTT

The mission of the ARTT Center of Excellence is to promote addiction research, treatment, and training at UT Health San Antonio and facilitate the translation of discoveries in basic science to clinical care. ARTT provides a formal mechanism for bringing together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians, and educators in order to identify and develop novel behavioral and pharmacological approaches to treating addiction.

The vision of the ARTT Center of Excellence is to stimulate innovative research leading to breakthroughs in the treatment of substance use disorders and to train the next generation of addiction scientists and clinicians.

Members in the ARTT Center of Excellence represent a wide range of scientific and clinical perspectives, from chemistry to biology and behavior. Researchers, educators, and clinicians at UT Health San Antonio are on the cutting edge of addiction science and are making significance advances in the understanding and treatment of substance use disorders.

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ARTT continues to combat Substance Use Disorder by:


BBC Conference

This three-day conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists.

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T32 Training Program

Postdoctoral fellows receive SUD interdisciplinary training across various laboratories and areas of expertise.

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Be Well Clinic

The UT Health Behavioral Wellness Clinic (Be Well) is a comprehensive substance use treatment program treating a wide variety of substance dependence problems.

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TxSUS - Texas Substance Use Symposium

TxSUS represents a unique opportunity to bring together health care providers and community members to collaboratively identify substance use challenges and solutions.

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Upcoming Events

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ARTT Leadership


Charles P France, PhD

Director, ARTT 


Jennifer S Potter, PhD

Associate Director, ARTT 

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