Several CARC faculty have taken a leading role in innovative curriculum development and scholarship in the emerging field of interprofessional education (IPE). IPE occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other. Dr. Scott Edwards and Dr. Tekeda Ferguson are part of a faculty advisory team developing a focused IPE training exercise centered on Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). This annual exercise includes participation from approximately 800 health professions students from 34 campus programs at LSUHSC. It is the CARC's vision that these efforts to educate future diverse healthcare teams on the effective diagnosis and treatment of AUD and closely related co-morbidities such as HIV will having a wide-reaching and lasting impact on community health. For more information on our efforts to educate future healthcare providers on collaborative treatment of AUD, please see our 2014 publication. Also available in PDF.
The NIAAA-funded T32 Biomedical Alcohol Research Training Program provides predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows interested in careers as independent alcohol scientists with diverse and interdisciplinary training and mentorship so that they can acquire the tools needed to perform high quality, competitive research. T32 trainees participate in multiple aspects of outreach, education, and dissemination related to the results of CARC translational studies.
The NIAAA-funded T35 Medical Student Alcohol Research Internship provides medical students with short term (summer) research experiences in biomedical research in the area of alcohol and associated comorbidities. The program aims to cultivate students' interest in research careers and develop the skill sets needed to become translational researchers.