Medical Discovery Team on Addiction

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Innovative Research|Improved Patient Outcomes

Driven to end Addiction

The University of Minnesota's Medical Discovery Team (MDT) on Addiction is a multidisciplinary initiative within the University of Minnesota’s Medical School to advance research and treatment in the field of drug addiction. The overarching goal of the Medical Discovery Team on Addiction is to link brain-based discoveries to new therapeutic approaches to treat or prevent addiction.

The MDT on Addiction is one of four MDTs created to support the Medical School's efforts to increase national preeminence by attracting and retaining world-class faculty, staff, students, and residents. As well as, achieve the state's goals of improving patient and population health, lowering costs and improving health care experiences.

Our mission is to make rapid advancements in the understanding of brain mechanisms of addiction and relapse, and translate our discoveries to new effective therapies that prevent and treat addiction.

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Our Team

Meet our cross-disciplinary team of researchers and clinician-scientists dedicated to the study and treatment of addiction.

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Research

Learn about our team’s collaborative, interdisciplinary research aimed at transforming how we view and treat addiction.

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Ways to Engage

Learn more about how we engage with the public, and how you can support our work.

HEADLINES

Dean's Distinguished Research Lectureship

Director, Mark Thomas, PhD was one of this year's DDRL Honorees. Watch a recording of the event to hear about his research.