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As a research organization, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has an outstanding history of advancing knowledge in the field of addiction. Some of the most well-known and respected leaders in the field of alcohol and chemical dependency research are conducting studies at MUSC.
The Research branch of the Addiction Sciences Division (ASD) is highly successful in acquiring extramural funding, consistent with the fact over 80% of our faculty are involved in research/training. In calendar year 2015 (January 1-December 31) the division will generate $10M in direct costs, $9M of which is from NIH funding with the remainder from the Department of Defense, pharmaceutical companies, the Veterans Administration, or miscellaneous foundations.
MUSC is home to five internationally recognized program project grants that focus specifically on addictions research. Find all current addiction-related NIH funding awarded to MUSC investigators.
Examples of current interdisciplinary topics under study are:
The ASD faculty are leaders in utilization of the latest brain neuroimaging and genetics techniques in addictions research.
Post and Courier News - June 11, 2017
MUSC researchers are recruiting veterans and civilians with PTSD and alcohol addiction for clinical trials
MUSC News - May 18, 2017
MUSC part of national study to learn how to protect and bolster brain development in kids
Post and Courier News - May 8, 2017
MUSC researchers need to recruit 300 children for a national adolescent brain development trial
MUSC News Center - May 4, 2017
MUSC becomes first in state to offer special implant to treat opioid dependence