Dr. Briana M Mason featured as Postdoc of the Day!

The National Postdoctoral Association highlighted her as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (20-24 September, 2021).

Drs. Briana M Mason & Gregory T Collins receive a 2-year VA supplemental grant!

Learn more about their research aims that will aid those suffering from a substance use disorder.

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Trainee Spotlight: Alexander M Wasserman, PhD

A look at Dr. Wasserman's time in the T32 program and what's next on the horizon.

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Drs. Nora Charles & Katherine Serafine featured in Psychiatry Research!

Two of our former T32 trainees published an article highlighting college student behavior during COVID-19.

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Nora Charles, PhD featured on WDAM News!

Dr. Charles, a former T32 trainee, was interviewed to discuss a study about student mental health conducted at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Congratulations to Nikki Clauss, PhD!

She won first place in the postdoctoral oral presentation competition for the division for Behavioral Pharmacology of ASPET!

Congratulations to Briana Mason, PhD!

Briana, from Dr. Gregory Collins' laboratory, won first place at the 18th Annual Center for Biomedical Neuroscience Retreat!

UT Health San Antonio Mental Health Awareness

The 12-month Mental Health Awareness campaign provides free informational sessions and resources for our UT Health San Antonio community.

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About ARTT

The mission of the ARTT Center of Excellence is to promote addiction research, treatment, and training at UT Health San Antonio and facilitate the translation of discoveries in basic science to clinical care. ARTT provides a formal mechanism for bringing together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians, and educators in order to identify and develop novel behavioral and pharmacological approaches to treating addiction.

The vision of the ARTT Center of Excellence is to stimulate innovative research leading to breakthroughs in the treatment of substance use disorders and to train the next generation of addiction scientists and clinicians.

Members in the ARTT Center of Excellence represent a wide range of scientific and clinical perspectives, from chemistry to biology and behavior. Researchers, educators, and clinicians at UT Health San Antonio are on the cutting edge of addiction science and are making significance advances in the understanding and treatment of substance use disorders.

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ARTT continues to combat Substance Use Disorder (SUD) by:


BBC Conference

This multi-day conference focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioral scientists.

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T32 Training Program

Postdoctoral fellows receive SUD interdisciplinary training across various laboratories and areas of expertise.

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Be Well Clinic

The UT Health Behavioral Wellness Clinic (Be Well) is a comprehensive substance use treatment program treating a wide variety of substance dependence problems.

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TxSUS - Texas Substance Use Symposium

TxSUS represents a unique opportunity to bring together health care providers and community members to collaboratively identify substance use challenges and solutions.

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ARTT Leadership


Charles P France, PhD

Director, ARTT 


Jennifer S Potter, PhD

Associate Director, ARTT 

Latest News

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  • October 5, 2021

Recovery Texas lifts barriers for Texans seeking help with substance use!

A new, statewide initiative called Recovery Texas is now available to help individuals struggling with substance use find access to free care. The project, led by Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH, of UT Health San Antonio, was instituted to reach those impacted by the isolation of Covid-19 and the impacts of natural disasters.

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