The mission of the Center for Addiction Research, Education, and Service (CARES) is to strengthen and advance UMB’s efforts to address the adverse impact of addiction on individuals, families, communities, and society.
The center aims to advance addiction-related science and service through prevention, treatment, and initiatives in four core areas:
Core 1: Workforce development and community-based training and technical assistance ▾
CARES faculty for Core 1 will collaborate with key stakeholders to:
Core 2: Development of innovative models and systems of care ▾
CARES faculty for Core 2 will collaborate with experts, policymakers, and funding agencies to:
Core 3: Translational faculty research and improved surveillance and prediction ▾
CARES Core 3 faculty will expand UMB faculty research, data surveillance, and management in addictions by:
Core 4: Policy analysis development and education ▾
CARES Core 4 faculty will work collaboratively to:
The center is led by Richard Barth from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
CARES is co-directed by UMB faculty members Michelle Tuten from the School of Social Work, Raymond Love from the School of Pharmacy, and Eric Weintraub from the School of Medicine.
Richard Barth, PhD, MSW
Dean of the School of Social Work
Raymond C. Love, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
School of Pharmacy
Eric Weintraub, MD
School of Medicine
Michelle Tuten, PhD, MSW
School of Social Work
CARES also engages key stakeholders to promote, shape, and accomplish the core aims of the center through the efforts of a Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee is composed of UMB administration, faculty, and staff with expertise in a variety of areas relevant to the overall success of the center and the prevention and mitigation of the harms of addiction.
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