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  • Research in Addiction Medicine (RAMS) program

    The RAMS Program has opened up recruitment for our 13th cohort of Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry fellows interested in pursuing research! If you know of anyone who would benefit from our program, we welcome your sharing of this information and/or sharing with us their email for follow up.


    Research in Addiction Medicine (RAMS) is a two-year supplemental program to one’s Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry fellowship and open to fellows who are considering a future academic research dimension in their career. For those enrolled in a one-year fellowship, we are looking for individuals who plan to enter into an academic position. RAMS is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Co-Directors are Drs. Patrick O’Connor (Yale School of Medicine) and Jeffrey Samet (Boston University Schools of Medicine & Public Health), and the Associate Director is Dr. E. Jennifer Edelman (Yale School of Medicine).


    ·       RAM Scholars are eligible to receive up to $8,000 to develop their research

    ·       RAM Scholars learn how to conduct impactful addiction research through leadership development, harm reduction, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) frameworks

    ·       RAMS provides mentorship by NIDA-funded experts in addiction research, including the opportunity for Scholars to visit their National Advisory Committee (NAC) mentor on-site at their institution

    ·       RAM Scholars and their institutional mentors attend an annual retreat in late fall, alternating between Boston and Vancouver

    ·       RAM Scholars are supported to attend the annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)


    Please see the attached brochure for additional information. The next Fall Retreat will be held December 3 – 5, 2024 in Vancouver, Canada and program applications are due Friday, September 6th. 


    Emails of intent to apply are appreciated by Friday, August 9th. Please contact Jules CanfieldRAMS Program Manager, with your intention to apply and if you have any questions. More information, including Scholar & mentor applications, are available on the RAMS Program website.


    Thank you for helping us bring together another wonderful cohort of RAM Scholars!


    Best regards,


    Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH
    Patrick O’Connor, MD, MPH
    Co-Program Directors


    E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS
    Associate Program Director

  • Proposal Collaboration

    Dear Colleagues,

    I hope you are all well.  I am reaching out to let everyone know we will plan to meet by zoom 7/31 at 10 am MT (12 EST) to collaborate on submissions for 2025 and connect/network.  Hopefully by then we will have the meeting theme to work with. If you can't make it, please feel free to send ideas and interest in terms of collaborations .  I will send a reminder one week before as well.



    My Meeting


    Jul 31, 2024 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

    Meeting ID

    773 9891 2666


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