Dr. Robert L. Balster: 2018 P.B. Dews Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Behavioral Pharmacology.

20 February 2018

Dr. Robert L. Balster (Psychology) has recently been named a recipient of the 2018 P.B. Dews Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Behavioral Pharmacology. This award by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics will be given out at the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego in April. He originally joined VCU in 1973 and has advanced the field of substance abuse research as well as being the co-founder and co-director of the International Programme in Addiction Studies. He is also an associate coordinator of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Policy and co-founded the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at VCU.

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IPAS Grad Changes Pain Management Training to Combat Opioid Crisis

30 June 2017

In honor of his late son, A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD, a recent graduate of the IPAS Intermediate Certificate Programme in Addiction Studies and Chair of the Department of Oral and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgey at the VCU Health Centers, has taken on a mission to change medical and dental training in pain management.  His goal:  to combat the opioid crisis.

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IPAS founder Prof. Sir John Strang knighted for services to medicine, addiction, and public health

1 November 2016

Staff from across King’s Health Partners have been recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. 

Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment

1 November 2016

Understand how to recognize addiction and to match a person with alcohol and other drug problems to treatment using a full range of evidence-based responses. Self-paced free program now open to all.

Viewpoints: Is Addiction a Disease?

1 November 2016

We’ve long heard we can’t blame people for their addiction because it’s a disease, but is it?

King’s climbs university rankings for the sixth year running

1 November 2016

King’s is now one of only seven UK universities to be ranked in the Top 50 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) league table, also known as the Shanghai Ranking. King’s has moved up five positions in the ranking since 2015, which was first published in 2003.

IPAS Founder, Dr. Robert Balster, featured in an Q and A focused on opiate crisis.

15 September 2016

Robert Balster, a professor with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, is actively involved in efforts to end the opioid epidemic that is gripping Virginia.

IPAS programme librarians on three continents create “Virtual Library” and resource guide as model of international collaboration.

18 May 2016

Librarians at VCU, King’s College London, and the University of Adelaide, supported by QUEST grant funding from VCU, have created a unique single portal to support the research and information literacy of IPAS students and others interested in evidence-based information about addiction.  To access the IPAS International Library, click here. 

New IPAS term structure addresses student feedback

19 April 2016

Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, the IPAS programme will undergo a change to its term structure.

IPAS Receives High Marks In First Alumni Survey

17 July 2015

Results are in! IPAS scores over 95% satisfaction rating from alumni.