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Fellowship Programs

NIDA - T32

This unique research training program addresses the topic of addiction medicine in primary care at UCLA. The rationale reflects both the significance of the program and recent developments in the field. First, problem use and abuse of psychoactive substances (particularly pain medications) is highly prevalent among primary care patients and represents a type of "chronic disease." Secondly, four medications have been brought on market for treating opioid, alcohol and nicotine dependence over the past decade. Yet there is a significant gap in the evidence on how these addiction medications can be optimally integrated into primary care to improve quality of life and to reduce suffering for those afflicted. This training program provides physician and behavioral trainees with the research, academic training and mentored professional development to transition into independently funded clinical researchers in the emerging area of research on the topic of addiction medicine in primary care.

Primary Contact: Steve Shoptaw PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Family Medicine at UCLA Director, Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine. 310 740 7021

Current Fellow: Dustin DeYoung, MD

NRSA -National Research Service Award T32

This program is housed in the Department of  General Medicine and Health Services  and led by Dr. Neil S. Wenger.  Family Medicine doctors are encouraged to access this important training slot. The fellowship stresses development of primary or ambulatory medicine physicians into independent investigators in health services research or epidemiology. 

Current Fellow: Anjani Reddy, MD

RWJ – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at UCLA  fosters the development of physician-leaders who will transform health and health care in this country. Scholars will be equipped to work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy makers to conduct innovative research important to enhancing the health and well being in these communities. The program’s major focus emphasizes community-based research and leadership training.

Current Fellow: Michelle St. Fleur, MD