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MHLP Faculty Members Receive Grant for SRI

MHLP Faculty Members Receive Grant for SRI

Dr. Kathleen Moore and Dr. Roger Peters from the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy (MHLP) will serve as Principal Investigators for a new R25 grant received from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to provide a Summer Research Institute (SRI) on addictions at USF/FMHI for undergraduate students (rising seniors).This is a 5-year grant in the amount of 525k, and is designed to prepare the future pool of junior researchers in the field of substance use and co-occurring disorders through a 3 month program of seminars, intensive research mentoring, and completion of a research project related to addiction treatment or prevention.The SRI grant project will begin with an initial cohort of 12 undergraduate students in the summer of 2019, and will continue with additional student cohorts through 2023.The Department and CBCS has offered similar SRI projects for the past 11 years, through grants received from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).The SRI project will provide students with advanced education and mentoring in addictions research, and will encourage their trajectory to matriculate to graduate school in behavioral health.