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Yes, we continue our work with Columbia University faculty and on collaborative research projects. We believe the relationship with Yale will strengthen our relationship with Columbia through long-standing collaborations that exist between Columbia and Yale psychiatry faculty within their respective Divisions of Substance Abuse and through NIDA’s National Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN), in which the two universities have collaborated as long-standing regional research hubs. This is in addition to other affiliations, which include New York University, with whom CASAColumbia has begun working closely over the past year.

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CASAColumbia’s office will remain in midtown Manhattan and no staff will be moved to New Haven. New faculty and staff will work in New Haven and office space will be rented near the medical center, as necessary. As investigators and research staff in New York and New Haven begin collaborating on specific projects, each may spend time in the other office location as necessary to conduct policy, research or communication projects.

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CASAColumbia will be changing its name probably by the end of 2015 or in early 2016. In all likelihood, our name will go back to a modified version of our former name, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, which continues to be used by the press. It is unlikely that the name of any academic institution will remain in our legal name, although that decision needs careful deliberation. It is also likely that despite efforts to publicize this change and reshape what we are called, many will still refer to us by the acronym CASA.

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CASAColumbia is providing partial support for two senior psychiatry faculty at Yale, full support to junior faculty in public health and/or psychiatry and four research staff. In addition, a university-wide pilot studies program will support research and policy projects on addiction related topics. CASAColumbia will translate Yale research findings into information to be disseminated to the general public, policymakers and providers.

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In addition to facilitating CASAColumbia’s expanded work on behavioral addictions (gambling, food, sex, Internet), Yale has one of the foremost substance use and addiction research programs in the world. Its exceptional breadth and depth of expertise in addiction research, education and clinical programs will significantly expand the research base available for CASAColumbia to translate and disseminate findings to stakeholders and inform the public and health care policy. This furthers our mission: to connect science with policy and practice to better the lives of all people impacted by substance use and addiction.

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