The Division on Substance Use Disorders sponsors a two-year postdoctoral training program for clinical/translational research careers in substance use disorders. The fellowship has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA T32) for more than two decades, and has in its alumni a number of leading researchers and clinicians in addiction sciences around the country. This unique, integrated training program is designed for physician scientists and basic scientists from a variety of disciplines from basic to applied biological, psychological and social and public health areas.

In addition to fulfilling the training objectives of the NIDA T32 training program, eligible physician scientists can fulfill requirements for Addiction Psychiatry certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), which will be spread across the 2-year program. The inpatient training site is the Addiction Institute of New York (AINY) inpatient detoxification unit. Outpatient training sites include the Outpatient Rehabilitation Program, the Methadone Program at the AINY, as well as the Columbia University Midtown Program. The fellows will also rotate through and act as addiction psychiatry expert consultants at Phoenix House, the Columbia Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Pain Management Clinic and Consultation-Liaison Service.