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2019 Winter Newsletter (PDF)

2019 Summer Newsletter (PDF)

2018 Fall Newsletter (PDF)


Current Events

Congratulations for Colleen Halliday, Ph.D., DART Co-Investigator who was recently funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She will be investigating improvements for screening, referral, and outcomes of school based mental health services for African American/Black youth. More information here. 

SAINT: Hope for New Treatment of Depression
CBS Sunday Morning interviewed 2014 DART alumni, Nolan Williams, M.D., about the findings from his SAINT Study, Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. 

2017 DART alumna and current DART mentor, Jennifer Jones, M.D., was interviewed on the Dabble Co. Podcast about her work with ketamine. Listen here.


The 2020-2021 DART Resident Trainees have adapted to virtual research training this semester. They have been hard at work developing their research projects and recently presented their updates. Resident trainees are required to present in the fall and  in the spring semesters. We're lucky to be joined by their mentors, DART Leadership, and DART alumni as well.


The 2020 DART Summer Program has gone virtual! Congratulations to the fourteen trainees who completed their training and presented their work virtually at the DART Summer Research Day.

 Benjamin Kalivas, M.D., 2016 DART Resident, was awarded the 2020 Golden Apple Award for Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching from the Department of Medicine.

Stanford researchers devise treatment that relieved depression in 90% of participants in small study.
Read more about one of our alumni, Nolan Williams, M.D., and his current research with high dose magnetic stimulation to alleviate sever depression. 


2018 Summer Fellowship alumna, Jacqueline Phillips (above, 3rd from left), recently presented ExxonMobil's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. As a member of the Women's Interest Network, she works toward encouraging and inspiring young women to explore careers in STEM.

Medical school alumna has brought 'humane understanding' to addiction research for three decades
Learn more about DART Founder and Co-PI, Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D. and her contributions to the addiction research. 


Congratulations to 2018 Summer Fellow Jessica Norton, M.S. (pictured above) who has recently started a research assistantship with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in Washington, D.C. where she will assist top researchers in fields including juvenile justice, school crime and safety, and victimization. More information about the assistantship program can be found on the NIJ's website

2019 Summer Fellows

2019 Summer Fellows celebrate the end of their 10 week training at MUSC! More photos and news can be found in our Winter 2019 newsletter.

Delisa Brown presents at the 2019 RSA Annual Meeting

2014 DART Summer Fellow, Delisa Brown, Ph.D., presents her poster, Ethnoracial Differences Among Veterans with Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorder and PTSD, at the 2019 Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Annual Meeting. She was also the recipient of this year's RSA Travel Award and Junior Investigator's Award. For an update on her current research and position, check out the 2019 DART Summer Newsletter. 

Caitlyn Hood with mentors Dr. McClure and Dr. Tomko at CPDD 2019    Caitlyn Hood presents and chairs 2019 CPDD Symposium

2018 DART Summer Fellow, Caitlyn Hood, M.S., is current T23 scholar at the University of Kentucky. She received the National Institute on Drug Abuse Director's Travel Award for the 2019 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Caitlyn chaired a symposium entitled "Spurring on Innovation: Emerging Treatment Strategies,"  and presented work she continued with DART mentors Erin McClure, PhD and Rachel Tomko, PhD on Predictors of neuroendocrine reactivity to social stress among smokers: Examining the roles of sex, adverse childhood experiences and intranasal oxytocin. 

Life After Opioid Addiction: The Road Ahead Inspires Filmmaker
2017 DART Summer Research Day Keynote Speaker Chris Cull shares his story from addiction to recovery.

Renowned Addiction Science Researcher Awarded State's Most Prestigious Honor
DART Founder Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D. is awarded the 2019 Governor's Award for Excellence in Science.

Student braves many roads to achieve success
The Catalyst features Logan Dowdle, Ph.D., 2018 Summer Fellow, and his road to completing his PhD in Neuroscience at MUSC.

How to Help Your Kids Keep Long Distance Friendships
Matthew Fadus, M.D., 2020 DART Resident, weighs in on the use of video calls for fostering long distance relationships for children.

MUSC Launches State's Only Chronic Pain Rehab Program
One of our first DART Trainees, Kelly Barth, D.O., celebrates the opening of MUSC's Pain Rehab Clinic.