Our faculty mentor undergraduates, residents, and fellows from multiple departments within the University. As a frequent participant in the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s summer intern program, underrepresented undergraduate students are given opportunities to develop basic research skills as they engage in research activities under the direction of one of our faculty mentors.
Medical Residents and Fellows are given opportunities to observe clinicians working with addiction patients in our clinics and to be observed as they work with these patients. In addition, they are trained in structured, psychiatric interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Our Faculty also provide individual mentorship to junior researchers, many of whom have gone on to receive career development awards and other research funding, and to community providers looking to develop research.
An example of our successful mentorship program was featured in a UCLA Magazine article: click here to read it.