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Alcohol Research Training

The Alcohol Research Training Program prepares postdoctoral trainees for careers in alcohol research. Research in alcohol requires investigators who are trained in the most current and sophisticated methods of both epidemiology and biostatistics and who understand the application of these methodologies to the specific questions raised in alcohol research. This is accomplished by direct training experience on research projects with training grant faculty members who act as mentors and who are also active researchers. This program represents collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health. This training experience is also supported by relevant coursework in epidemiology, statistics, medicine, and psychology. Each postdoctoral fellow has the option of completing a Masters of Public Health through the Graduate School of Public Health during their training period.

The learning objectives are to train postdoctoral students and health professionals in the epidemiology of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems; to train postdoctoral students and health professionals in the application of biostatistics and research methodology to specific alcohol research questions; to provide exposure to the breadth of research in alcohol studies; to encourage trainees to investigate a topic in alcohol research under the sponsorship of an active research investigator in the area of alcohol studies; and to prepare trainees to move toward independent research goals and research funding. Two postdoctoral stipends are available each year.

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Marie D. Cornelius, PhD

Contact: Marie D. Cornelius, PhD
Telephone: (412) 681-3482