Addiction

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.

 

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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.

Funded teams each received $100,000 to support their proposed research in addiction science.

Awards

This interdisciplinary center will bring researchers together to create tools for measuring and intervening in the neural circuits that addiction affects.

Announcements

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.