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Vanderbilt Addiction Center

The mission of the Vanderbilt Addiction Center is to decrease the burden to society and healthcare costs of substance use, abuse, and addiction and related medical and psychiatric disorders. The Vanderbilt Addiction Center facilitates collaboration across the University in research, education, and clinical care such that better understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and related problems will result.

Director: Peter R. Martin, M.D.


Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research (MOTHER)

This is a multi-site study to develop an infrastructure and network of sites with expertise in conducting controlled trials with pharmacotherapies for substance abusing and dependent pregnant women. This study is actively recruiting subjects. Please contact Cayce Watson, MSW at 615-936-7075.
R01 DA15713 Martin (PI) – NIH/NIDA

MR Studies of Alcohol-Induced Brain Injury and Recovery 

The major goal of this project is to investigate the pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying alcohol-induced brain damage and recovery with abstinence with implications for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This study is actively recruiting subjects. Please contact Mark Nickel, at 615-343-7607.
R01 AA14969-01A1 Martin (PI) – NIH/NIAAA

Linking Clinical Phenotypes and Molecular Underpinnings of Addiction 

The major goal of this project is to train addiction psychiatrist to link data from emerging biomedical technologies (e.g. genomics, proteomics, and various other measures of body structure and function) with clinical observations to refine the diagnosis and treatment of their patients. Applicants for this program should contact Dr. Martin at 615-322-3527.
1T32 DA021123-01 Martin (PI) – NIH/NIDA

US WorldMeds/NIDA/VA Cooperative Studies Program 

A Phase III, Randomized, Multi-Center, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of Lofexidine for Relief of Symptoms in Subjects Undergoing Inpatient Opiate Detoxification. This study is actively recruiting subjects. Please contact Mark Nickel, M.S. at 615-343-7607.

Department of Psychiatry  |  Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital  |  1601 23rd Ave. S.  |  Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 936-3555  |  Fax:  (615) 343-8400 (fax)

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