Frontiers in Addiction Research and Pregnancy

FRONTIERS IN ADDICTION RESEARCH AND PREGNANCY (FrARP), an annual research education program is intended for medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical professionals, primarily from predominately underrepresented communities.

FrARP brings the foremost leaders in substance abuse and addiction, pregnancy, NAS, and related biomedical fields together to first provide ‘hands-on’ laboratory-based research education and to offer one-on-one mentoring on scientific approaches and career development strategies. The course has formal and individual career components ensuring that each participate is well versed in skills for designing, conducting, and publishing independent research, obtaining grants, and launching independent careers.
This NIH sponsored research education program concentrates on a uniquely vulnerable population—pregnant addicts and their babies who suffer from drug withdrawal. The program is intended for medical and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as clinical professionals and social workers, primarily from predominately underrepresented communities. The purpose of this training program is to address the current difficult medical issues resulting from substance abuse during pregnancy and the encouraging strategies drawn from the basic research discoveries concerning addiction mechanisms which offer hope for improving treatments.

Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)