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A multi-faceted approach to addressing addiction and substance-use disorders

Penn State Addiction Center for Translation was created to address substance-use disorders, particularly given the current rise in drug overdose deaths.

A team of Penn State researchers, clinicians and community partners have come together to conduct and disseminate cutting-edge research and share evidence-based methods in substance use prevention and treatment with the community.

The center educates and trains current and future clinicians, health care providers, researchers and community members on issues related to substance use and substance use disorder; helps patients find compassionate and effective care; obtains private and federal funding to support basic science, clinical and translational research; and serves as a resource for the community, as well as the state and federal government, to access evidence-based information and interact with experts in the field.

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Fifth Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium: Dec. 10, 2019

Penn State Addiction Center for Translation’s Fifth Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium is designed to bring together the many groups studying and treating addiction across Penn State and to consider this work within the context of the state and the nation.

At the free event, open to anyone, participants will learn about the breadth of preclinical and clinical addiction research going on at Penn State and build opportunities for collaboration though brief five- to 10-minute data-blitz-style faculty presentations; a poster session for students, postdocs, staff and faculty; and a keynote address from nationally recognized experts in substance use.

Addiction Center for Translation Missions

The Addiction Center for Translation is structured around four missions. Click each one to learn more.

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