In Canada, there is a pressing need for Clinician-Scientists with knowledge and skill in the field of addiction medicine to lead development and implementation of evidence-based prevention and treatment modalities for substance use disorders.
In response, the Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship (CAMRF) was created in 2013 to develop the skills required for a career in addiction research. The Fellowship is a US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded research training fellowship offered in partnership with the BC Centre on Substance Use, St. Paul’s Hospital, the University of British Columbia, and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
This research training program provides $50,000 Research Fellowships for health care providers who are involved in the care of patients with drug and/or alcohol use disorders. The part-time, one-year curriculum runs from July 1 to June 30 annually.
- Didactic lectures that provide an introduction to research methods,
- Ethics teaching activities to prepare Fellows for navigating ethical challenges in addiction research,
- Monthly journal club meetings to critically review addiction medicine literature,
- Peer-review teaching, and
- Academic presentation skills development, which culminates in an opportunity to present at the annual BC Addiction Conference and Research Day at St. Paul’s Hospital.
- Developing first-author articles, including original research, systematic reviews, commentaries, and case reports, and
- Teaching academic seminars.
- Each trainee is paired up with two mentors: an addiction medicine clinician-scientist mentor and a PhD scientist mentor, and
- These mentors will supervise scholarly activity and provide guidance in career development.
- DR. KEITH AHAMAD
- DR. LESLIE RAE LAPPALAINEN
- DR. SEONAID NOLAN
- DR. DEVIN TUCKER
- DR. ALEXANDER CAUDARELLA
- DR. VERONIC CLAIR
- DR. NITASHA PURI
- DR. LAUNETTE RIEB