Training Opportunities at CASAA - Overview

CASAA investigators provide educational and training opportunities for scientists at all levels to learn and deepen their skills in epidemiology, prevention, and clinical research on alcohol- and other substance-related topics:

  1. High school - short research experiences are available through individual investigators
  2. Undergraduate - undergraduate students work in individual investigators' labs as volunteers or through 499 courses for research credit
  3. Pre- and post-doctoral fellows:
    • CASAA has an NIAAA institutional research training grant NIAAA institutional research training grant that supports four predoctoral fellows in Psychology and three post-doctoral fellows to prepare these future scientists to conduct research to elucidate the processes of change through improved approaches to treatment and indicated prevention, and develop test models to disseminate knowledge of effective interventions in diverse populations.
    • Additional pre- and post-doctoral fellows are supported in individual investigators' labs
    • CASAA investigators also support pre- and post-doctoral fellows in the preparation of individual F31 and F32 grant applications and supervise their research under these funding mechanisms
  4. Early career scientists - Senior CASAA investigators support early career scientists in the preparation of early career grant applications (e.g., K01, K23) and supervise their research under these funding mechanisms
  5. Mid-career and senior scientists - may spend short or extended sabbaticals at CASAA to develop new research areas or to conduct research in collaboration with CASAA scientists
  6. Community treatment providers - CASAA clinical scientists provide a variety of trainings to community practitioners on empirically-supported approaches to the assessment and treatment of persons with substance use disorders