Capacity Building for Lifespan Focused Substance Use Disorder Research in Ukraine

The project brings together researchers in the field of addictive behavior research, includes internship and training programs in scientific and practical seminars with the participation of experts in the field of substance use from the United States and Eastern Europe. It is a continuation of a similar project on the development of an infrastructure for addictive behavior research, which was carried out in Poland. The project has been implemented in Ukraine since 2008 under the auspices of the University of Michigan Addiction Center (USA) with support of the Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA) (4D43TW009310-05).

The project developed a number of educational materials (see hyperlinks in the Publications section), participants completed fellowships at the University of Michigan (USA), conducted a number of studies of addictive behavior in Ukraine and published a number of scientific articles in the world's best journals with the University of Michigan Addiction Center.

Fogarty fellows and dependency researchers from the Addiction Center remain in touch after the end of the project and continue to help Ukrainian researchers with addictive behavior. Scientists can join the professional group of the Ukrainian Substance Abuse Researchers project on the social network Facebook (link ).

In-country PI (principal investigator) from the Ukrainian side - Deputy Head of the Research Laboratory on Crime Enforcement at the Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ph.D. in Sociology, Associate Professor Oleksii Oleksandrovych Serdiuk.