Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction (SPURA)

The Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe) offers a multi-disciplinary summer research program aimed at providing USD undergraduate students with an opportunity to conduct high-quality, mentored, hypothesis-driven research in fields related to substance use, abuse and related or underlying mental health issues.  The program aims to introduce first generation college students from rural backgrounds to addiction and mental health research, but all USD undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Contact Dr. Brian Burrell (brian.burrell@usd.edu) or Dr. Lisa McFadden (lisa.mcfadden@usd.edu) for further information or assistance with the application process.

This summer program is funded by a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) grant number R25-DA033674.

For application information and a list of faculty mentors, visit SPURA's website