Founded by the same researchers who developed the Addiction Severity Index, the Treatment Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use.
TRI Introduces New CEO
Treatment Research Institute is pleased to introduce David R. Gastfriend, M.D. as Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2014. TRI is also eager to have A. Thomas McLellan, M.D. continue his role with the organization as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Gastfriend is a highly respected scientist, clinician and business leader. He brings a wealth of expertise that will help guide TRI’s growth and strengthen its impact in this era of healthcare reform. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Scientific Communications at Alkermes Inc., where he spearheaded research, education and scientific publications on behalf of the company’s efforts in the field of addiction treatment. For more than two decades, Dr. Gastfriend served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School as the Director of the Addiction Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Philadelphia, PA (Aug. 14, 2014) – Treatment Research Institute (TRI) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed David R. Gastfriend, M.D. as Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2014. Dr. Gastfriend previously held the position of Vice President for Scientific Communications at Alkermes, Inc. Concurrently, A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D., founder of the Treatment…
Philadelphia, PA (Aug. 7, 2014) – Treatment Research Institute (TRI) has collaborated with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and MedU to help prepare physicians to address the growing problem of substance use disorders and addiction facing society and the health care system. Medical education has rarely included…
TRI’s Adam Brooks is quoted in this WHYY piece that introduces a kiosk that provides mental health screenings at a ShopRite in Hunting Park, now home to the first mental health screening in a retail setting. The kiosk is the brainchild of two Drexel Public Health graduate students who partnered with the Scattergood Foundation to…