Frontiers in Addiction Research and Pregnancy

February 26-March 3, 2023

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

This NIH-sponsored research education program concentrates on a uniquely vulnerable population—pregnant addicts and their babies who suffer from drug withdrawal. The program is intended for medical and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as clinical professionals and social workers, primarily from predominately underrepresented communities. The purpose of this training program is to address the current difficult medical issues resulting from substance abuse during pregnancy and the encouraging strategies dare drawn from the basic research discoveries concerning addiction mechanisms which offer hope for improving treatments.

FrARP brings the foremost leaders in substance abuse and addiction, pregnancy, NAS, and related biomedical fields together to provide research education and to offer one-on-one mentoring on scientific approaches and career development strategies. The course has formal and individual career components ensuring that each participant is well versed in skills for designing, conducting, and publishing independent research, obtaining grants, and launching independent careers.

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