Program Description and Target Audience

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Welcome to FIT! Core Faculty, Alex Walley and Chinazo Cunningham

The training is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) grant and there is no tuition for fellows.

FIT is a four-day intensive, immersion training that equips incoming and current clinical sub specialty fellows (e.g. Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Pain) with state-of-the-art skills and content to integrate addiction medicine into clinical research.  Upon completion of the training, fellows will develop and carry out a research project that accounts for substance use.

Interactions will encourage fellows to incorporate substance use assessments and interventions when developing their own research projects addressing HIV or hepatitis C.

The FIT Program will be hosted in conjunction with the Immersion Training in Addiction Medicine Program to obtain similar evidence-based skills. Click here to learn more about the Program.

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Jeffrey Samet leads a discussion on career development

Program Objectives

After completion of the training, FIT fellows will:

  • Understand the scientific foundation of addiction medicine and its relationship to HIV and hepatitis C.
  • Pursue opportunities that integrate substance use issues in HIV, hepatitis C, or pain research projects.
  • Improve addiction clinical skills.