is a world leader in addiction research in disciplines ranging from
the molecular to societal levels. In 2007, the UW was named one
of the top ten universities for drug and alcohol graduate programs by
U.S. News & World Report. Funding from NIH and other sponsors
brings in over $43 million dollars annually to support the work of collaborative
centers, independent researchers, and graduate and postdoctoral education
The Confederation of Northwest Addiction Research Centers was established in 2006 to enhance coordination among addiction research centers and training programs affiliated with the University of Washington. Through the diverse strengths of its members and a collaborative approach to addressing addiction, the Confederation will impact:
- Research and knowledge development that crosses multiple disciplines
- Training of tomorrow's addiction research workforce
- Treatment and care of individuals and families coping with addiction
The Social Development Research Group (SDRG) and director Richard Catalano, PhD are featured in Prevention Action, an online news source on innovation and effectiveness in programs to improve children's health and development. The article acknowledges the Seattle Social Development Project (SSDP) on its 30 year milestone. Another article profiles Dr. Catalano as "the man who is making a difference."
Congratulations to Rico Catalano and SDRG for thirty years of contributions to the well-being of families, schools, and communities!
The addictions field is mourning the loss of Alan Marlatt, Professor in the University of Washington Psychology Department and Director of the UW Addictive Behaviors Research Center, who died on March 14, 2011. Alan was a visionary scholar in the field of addiction research, and a colleague and mentor to many who work in addiction research and clinical care at the UW and around the world. You can find information about his life and work, and read tributes and remembrances here. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, May 15 at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture.
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