UW to [The University of Washington] develop new online program on drug addiction and the brain

October 8, 2003

The new UW Extension Certificate in Addiction and the Brain will be ready by autumn quarter, 2004. It will offer timely and accurate information about the functioning of the brain’s reward system and the changes caused by addictive drugs.

The distance learning format will allow students with a computer and phone line anywhere in the world to enroll. The grant will also pay the tuition of the first batch of students in the program.

The certificate program is aimed at teachers, counselors, nurses, prison system educators and members of the judiciary system.

The program will be a joint effort of the UW School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, the College of Education and Educational Outreach.

For more information contact:
Mona Kunselman
Program Manager, UW Educational Outreach