IAS is the nation’s first university-wide transdisciplinary addiction science institute. We are a comprehensive, transdisciplinary, and collaborative unit that compliments school/departments.
IAS provides a home for different types of disciplines to come together and connect, unifying across different disciplines. We support new initiatives through funding, infrastructure, and core resources. We encourage the enrichment of the environment through recruitment of trainees to diversity the pool of faculty and early career investigators. We have created a setting for these disciplines so people can pull together to help incubate ideas and generate novel products which education, research, and community engagement.
What sets IAS aside is that we strive to do research that makes a meaningful impact going beyond just the disease. The Institute’s goal is to make a meaningful impact by changing standards of clinical practice, improving health equity, shifting stigma, increasing addiction science practitioners, transforming intersecting disciplines.