Addiction Science Specialization

BU’s Transformative Training Program in Addiction Science

The Transformative Training Program in Addiction Science or TTPAS, supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, prepares GPN students to apply diverse approaches to addiction research using tools from:

    • bench science
    • medicine
    • population studies
    • statistics
    • computational biology
    • behavioral neuroscience
    • public health & policy
    • social work

This specialization is for GPN students doing thesis research in addiction science with a GPN training faculty member. Boston University is ranked among the top three in the nation in the impact of it substance abuse research. The TTPAS program’s faculty members, who are the leaders in this large and important research portfolio, come from the School of Medicine (MED), Public Health (SPH) and Social Work (SSW) in addition to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

The specialization offers cross-disciplinary and co-mentoring training of scientists that will bridge the gaps present in the varying addiction research disciplines as well as public health.

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