Clinical Research

About Our Program: The MGH Center for Addiction Medicine delivers clinical evaluation, consultation, and study-related clinical care in a multidisciplinary setting.

Clinical care

ARMS

West End Clinic

About Our Program

The MGH Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) is one of the major clinical research programs of the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

The CAM is located within the Outpatient Psychiatry Division and delivers clinical evaluation, consultation, and study-related clinical care in a multidisciplinary setting. The clinical environment at CAM is ideal for the conduct of clinical research in addictive disorders. MGH is an integrated full service primary, secondary, and tertiary care hospital network with access to large numbers of local patients, over 1,359,312 square feet of research space, a diverse population of thousands of basic and clinical scientists with whom collaboration is encouraged.

It also has an active Clinical Research Program developed specifically to support clinical investigators through educational support, grant review, statistical consultation, recruitment support, peer support, and direct project management support for clinical investigations.

Included under the auspices of CAM are MGH’s Addiction Research Program, the Addiction Recovery and Management Services (ARMS) and the West End Clinic.

Research and Training Programs

By integrating MGH's exceptional clinical, research and teaching capabilities, the Center for Addiction Medicine has expanded the boundaries of addiction research. The center’s expert, multi-disciplinary team translates scientific findings and applies evidence-based clinical strategies to create new models of care, leading to more favorable outcomes for this large, but inadequately served population.

Education of Trainees

Program leadership is strongly committed to training psychiatry residents and fellows, as well as psychology interns who express interest. The CAM is active in education from local and vistiting medical students and residents who participate in twice weekly rounds, individual supervision, case presentations and three to five monthly didactic lectures. In addition, one to three clinical fellows per year receive training in the ACGME approved Partners Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. Matriculants are board-eligible in addiction psychiatry.

Research Fellowship Training Programs

The Center for Addiction Medicine began offering one to three year research fellowships in clinical and translational research in 2005, focusing on clinical trials with genetics and neuroimaging components and development of novel behavioral treatemtns of addiction. There is particular interest by Dr. Evins in development of surrogate markers of treatment response and relapse. Fellows may work on NIDA-funded projects or they can work with Drs. Evins or Kelly to seek grant support for a fellowship.