University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

The Human Behavioral Pharmacology Subprogram

Diverse New Treatments for Drug Abuse.

The Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH), established in 1986, is a research unit of the Department of Psychiatry that studies environmental and pharmacological factors that influence drug abuse and diverse new treatments for drug abuse.

woman working in a lab Our research spans alcohol, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, caffeine, cocaine, nicotine, and opioids. Research includes both clinical research on behavioral and pharmacological treatments for cocaine, nicotine, opiate, alcohol and marijuana dependence and human laboratory research on behavioral effects of abused drugs.

Major sources of research funding are the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and parmaceutical companies. All of these sources can be used to support medical psychology graduate training.

The VCBH also provides training that is funded via a NIH/NIDA Institutional Research Training Award. This subprogram supports three predoctoral fellowships, and three postdoctoral fellowships.

Predoctoral Fellows typically are full time graduate students in the UVM Department of Psychology. The VCBH is fully integrated with the Department of Psychology; the five primary investigators hold joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. The training period will be 4 to 5 years resulting in a Ph.D. in general/experimental or clinical psychology.

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