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.
ARTT continues to combat Substance Use Disorder (SUD) by:
This multi-day conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists.
Dr. Charles, a former T32 trainee, recently was awarded grant funding for the mental health services program: Advancing Community Connections to Enhance Services and Success (ACCESS). Their aim is to expand behavioral health graduate student training opportunities involving underserved communities, such as those from racial/ethnic minority, rural, and low-income backgrounds, and to increase access to behavioral healthcare in the area.
Victor, a recent former post-doctoral fellow in the France lab, will be featured as JPET's Highlighted Trainee Author, April 2021.This showcases emerging scientific talent in the field of pharmacology. Congratulations Victor!
The distinguished ASPET honor was given to Dr. Collins in recognition of his innovative and multi-tiered approach to understanding how individual differences, including behavioral and drug histories, impact drug-taking and drug-seeking behaviors.
The award will be presented during the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2021 on Friday, 30 April.