RAMS 2015 The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Retreat

As part of the RAMS program, Scholars will attend The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Conference. Scholars attend the NIDA-funded conference and participate in conference activities. The goal of the RAMS CPDD Retreat is to support scholars in getting the most out of a scientific research meeting.

DSCN0840

Participants of 2015 CPDD gather under Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, AZ

Scholars receive guidance from their mentors on preparing for the conference, select sessions to attend, review abstracts, and network with other researchers in the field.  In addition to the conference and program sessions, scholars attend a poster presentation session  and oral session with the RAMS Program Directors to learn how to most effectively utilize this rich conference feature.

The CPDD retreat builds on the work done during the Boston Retreat, as it enables Scholars to participate in a large scientific research conference, taking full advantage of the many opportunities to learn and network in preparation for their future as research clinicians in the field of Addiction Medicine.

The 2015 CPDD Conference was held June 13-18, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Biltmore Hotel. Below are some highlights:

20150616_134511

Alum, Babak Tofighi showcases his poster for Darcy Plott, Seonaid Nolan, and Co-Director, Patrick O’Connor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSCN0879

The Class of 2014-16 debrief about the oral sessions with Co-Director, Jeffrey Samet

 

DSCN0895

Sandra Gomez Luna showcases her poster around smoking cessation for Hispanic youth

DSCN0864

The graduating class of scholars (Darcy, Annie, Seonaid, Sandy) along with Jeffrey and Patrick

DSCN0870

RAMS Mentor, Alex Walley, along with Judy Tsui, RAMS Research Methodologist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSCN0851

Scholars and the youngest RAM participant, Brayden, at the CPDD evening reception

 

DSCN0867

Alex Caudarella, Class of 2014-16, and his father join the festivities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSCN0868

Ajay Manhapra and Mitika Kanabar, Class of 2014-16 Scholars

 

 

 

 

DSCN0847

Participants join Yale’s Drug Abuse, Addiction and HIV Research Scholar (DAHRS) for conversation

 

DSCN0843

Alum, Babak Tofighi, joins forces with Alex Walley

 

DSCN0857

Wilson M. Compton, NIDA, addresses RAMS, DAHRS, and other guests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSCN0885

National Advisory Committee (NAC) Mentor, Kathleen T. Brady, receives an award during CPDD

DSCN0881

DSCN0869

NAC Mentor, Michael Stein and Jeffrey

DSCN0873

Rich Saitz and Alex mix it up

DSCN0846

Yale’s DAHR Scholar with Eric Strain, President of CPDD

 

See past CPDD Conference highlights.