The  USC Institute for Addiction Science, supported by affiliated USC schools and clinical addiction centers, is partnering with California State University, Los Angeles and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science on a new $1.3 million, five-year training grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to create an innovative program to enhance diversity in the next generation of addiction scientists.

This innovative, transdisciplinary program will train undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups in preclinical, human laboratory, clinical, public health, social welfare and policy approaches to reducing and treating addiction. After completing the program, scholars will be eligible for guaranteed interviews, select slots of PhD entry, and application fee waivers at USC graduate schools.

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