Didactic Curriculum

Listed below is a selection of topics covered as part of the Didactic Series, with additional topics added if a fellow has a particular interest not already represented. Presenters often provide relevant publications to fellows for review in advance of this 1-hour, weekly meeting. On alternate weeks, the group meets with the Program Director to review Addiction Specialty Board-style questions in conjunction with the provided textbooks, with each fellow given an opportunity to lead the discussion on a rotating schedule.

Additionally, fellows meet for an hour-long weekly Journal Club to review emerging literature in the field of addictions.  Below is a list of some topic presentations.


Treating Medical Professionals

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Sexual Behavior Disorders

Translational Basic Science

Psychotropics & Pregnancy

Cannabis Use Disorder

Biomarkers of Addiction

Brain Imaging in Addiction

Neurobiology of Addiction

Bipolar Disorder & Comorbid SUD

Fellows are also encouraged to attend the Psychiatry Grand Rounds Series and the Addiction Research Seminar Series, both of which feature nationally and internationally recognized experts from a wide variety of disciplines in the field of addictions research and treatment. These weekly seminars are held on campus in the Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium.