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NPR article: Dr. Jerome Jaffe’s study, The Connection Between New Year’s Resolutions and a Landmark Study Regarding Heroin Addiction Among Returning Vietnam War Veterans

Read a 2012 NPR article that refers to FRI Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Jerome Jaffe, about a connection between New Year’s Resolutions and the landmark study about heroin addiction among returning Vietnam War veterans commissioned by Dr. Jaffe and led by the late Dr. Lee Robins. [ What Vietnam Taught Us About Breaking Bad Habits ]

Dr. Thomas Hanlon, Senior Research Scientist, Retires After a 52-Year Relationship with FRI

Dr. Thomas Hanlon has had a long and distinguished career in the areas of personality assessment and treatment evaluation. His initial research experience involved conducting clinical psychopharmacological trials largely involving the treatment of schizophrenic and other seriously ill psychiatric patients. During this same period, he also participated in early treatment evaluation studies of the effectiveness […]

Dr. Robert Schwartz Invited to Serve on Editorial Board

FRI is pleased to announce that its Medical Director, Robert Schwartz, M.D., was recently invited to serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT). The Journal features original research, systematic reviews and reports on meta-analyses on addictive disorders, including alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, and nicotine. Dr. Schwartz’s appointment is […]

Dr. Robert Schwartz Presents Findings in Russia

FRI is pleased to announce that its Medical Director, Robert Schwartz, M.D., was recently invited by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime to present on evidenced-based drug abuse treatment guidelines and his recent research findings at an International Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, which was held at the Bekhterev Research Psychoneurological Institute on […]

FRI Named Top Workplace 2011

Friends Research Institute was recently named to the list of “The Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces” for 2011. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from employee surveys. FRI had a high survey response rate from its employees. Of 115 companies that participated in the program, 75 companies were selected for the […]

FRI President Joins Journal of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Frank Vocci has been named as the third Co-Editor of Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Vocci joins Journal of Addiction Medicine at a critical time, with the journal experiencing such recent changes as inclusion in PubMed, a commitment to increase issue count from […]

FRI Researcher Receives Abell Foundation Grant Award

FRI is pleased to announce that Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Ph.D., Research Scientist, has received a grant award from the Abell Foundation to collect 12-month follow-up data on 100 study participants currently enrolled in her NIDA-funded study entitled “Intensive Outpatient v. Outpatient Treatment with Buprenorphine among African Americans.” This new grant award will provide approximately $30,000 […]

FRI Research Studies Highlighted on Department of Justice Website as Being Effective Substance Abuse Treatment Approaches

FRI is pleased to announce that our research on Interim Methadone, Principal Investigator Dr. Robert Schwartz and Co-Investigators Drs. Jerome Jaffe and Sharon Kelly, has been listed on the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Program’s website of evidence based practices. In addition, FRI is please to announce that our research on Prison-Initiated Methadone Maintenance […]

FRI Researcher Receives First R01 Grant Award

Friends Research Institute (FRI) was one of ten grantees awarded a five-year Seek, Test, and Treat: Addressing HIV in the Criminal Justice System grant funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This grant will be conducted in two sites. The Baltimore Maryland site will be led by Principal Investigator Dr. Michael S. Gordon and […]