The Section and its faculty sustain ties with numerous organizations and operating structures within and outside the University. Such relationships are essential to our ongoing mission; they allow the development of a scientific agenda that would not be possible without such connections, and they provide a set of clinical connections that enhance training activity and allow treatment evaluation studies to recruit patients as subjects. Foremost among these are: (a) UMATS, the Section's clinical arm; (b) and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A number of faculty hold appointments with both institutions (Barry, Blow, Little). The VAMC operates an outpatient substance abuse program; and VAMC patients participate as subjects in Section research studies. In addition, Dr. Frederic Blow is Director of the VA's Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC).
In addition to these relationships, the Section has ongoing research and/or clinical collaborations/projects with a large number of Departments and Centers at University of Michigan. These relationships establish connections with entities both within the Medical School/UMHS as well as outside of it, involve a long-standing collaboration with Michigan State University; and the University of Arkansas Medical Center; and more recently, initiate a primarily training collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Division of Substance Abuse at Wayne State University.
Section Collaborative Relationships Within the University of Michigan
Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Human Genetics
Department of Neurology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Pharmacology
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute (MBNI)
Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory
Section Collaborations Outside of the University
Washtenaw County Community Mental Health
Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center (AAVAMC)