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FRI Welcomes APRL

Friends Research Institute is pleased to announce that the Addiction & Pharmacology Research Laboratory (APRL) under the leadership of Drs. John Mendelson and Gantt Galloway has recently joined FRI. The Addiction & Pharmacology Research Laboratory uses the tools of psychology, pharmacology, and cognitive science to understand the impact of non-medical drug use and to find better […]

FRI Researcher Receives Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Award for Project Evaluation

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Shannon Gwin Mitchell will lead the evaluation of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s FaCES (Facilitating Change for Excellence in SBIRT) project. Funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, FaCES will assemble a team of national experts to develop a standardized implementation model – or a “change package” […]

FRI Researcher Receives New R01 Award

FRI is pleased to announce that Jan Gryczynski, along with Co-Investigators Drs. Robert Schwartz, Shannon Gwin Mitchell, and Christopher Welsh have received a grant award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled “Navigation Services to Avoid Rehospitalization (NavSTAR) among substance users.” In recent years, the problem of repeat hospitalization has come under intense focus as a contributor […]

FRI Named Top Workplace 2014

Friends Research Institute was recently named to the list of “The Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces” for 2014. This is FRI’s fourth year in a row for making the list. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program continues to be based upon feedback from employee surveys, of which FRI received high ratings from its employees. FRI […]

2014 FRI Awards

FRI recently held its biennial Awards Reception at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Inner Harbor in Baltimore. During the reception several awards were presented to successful nominees. The main award of the evening was the FRI Daniel Mendelsohn New Investigator Award. Nominees for this award are new investigators who show future promise, evidenced by commitment and achievement […]

FRI Researcher Receives First R01 Award

FRI is pleased to announce that Jan Gryczynski, along with Co-Investigators Drs. Robert Schwartz, Shannon Gwin Mitchell, and Alexander Cowell have received a grant award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled “A randomized trial of SBIRT services in school-based health centers.” Substance use among adolescents continues to be highly prevalent in the US. Likewise, many adolescents engage […]

Dr. Frank Vocci Delivers Annual Andrew G. DuMez Memorial Lecture

Frank J. Vocci, President and Senior Research Scientist at FRI, delivered the annual Andrew G. DuMez Memorial Lecture at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy on April 8, 2013. His lecture, titled “The Interplay of Dose and Dosage Form in the Development of Medications to Treat Addictive Disorders,” examined the evolution of pharmaceutical treatments […]

COG Analytics Website Debut

FRI is pleased to announce the debut of the COG Analytics website. Founded in 2012, through a partnership with FRI, COG Analytics is a research and technology company committed to identifying and addressing the social and environmental determinants that contribute to poor health outcomes. The company’s focus is on the development of technologies that are […]

FRI Named Top Workplace 2013

Friends Research Institute was recently named to the list of “The Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces” for 2013. This is FRI’s third year in a row for making the list. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program continues to be based upon feedback from employee surveys, of which FRI received high ratings from its employees. FRI […]

FRI Researcher Receives New R01 Award

FRI is pleased to announce that Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Ph.D., along with Co-Investigators Drs. Robert Schwartz, Marc Fishman, Laura Dunlap, and Gary Zarkin have received a grant award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled “Health Services Research: Extended Release Naltrexone for Opioid-Dependent Youth.” This study is a 6-month, two-group random assignment comparative effectiveness […]