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Project duration: 09/2004 - 6/2009
Sponsor: National Institute if Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Award: $1,563,212

The purpose of the training program is to increase recruitment and retention of outstanding scientists in alcohol research careers through providing high-quality alcohol research training and career development support for psychology graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The program is geared toward providing state of the art research training in the combined areas of etiology and prevention of problem drinking and alcohol use disorders. Unlike many training programs that focus either on biological processes in etiology (often limited to research with animals) or educational or clinical approaches to prevention (usually restricted to work with human subjects), the program approaches the issues of etiology and prevention from both psychosocial and bio-behavioral perspectives. We believe the study of alcohol use and problem drinking is best approached from an interdisciplinary theoretical perspective, incorporating a wide range of psychological, social, cultural, environmental, biological, and genetic factors.

The training program is jointly housed within the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology at the University of Washington. Overall, there are 180 faculty members in the Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (including 68 Psychologists) and 79 faculty members in the Dept. of Psychology. The Psychology faculty across these departments is quite distinguished, and the UW Addictive Behaviors Research Center (Marlatt, Director; Larimer, Associate Director) has been a recognized national and international leader in the field of alcohol research for more than 30 years.

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