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Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute

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Founded in 1988, the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) is one of the first 40-plus centers and institutes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). For decades, MARTI has been a powerhouse organized around a consortium of academic and professional experts in the field of alcohol abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and related mental health issues. 

Since 2012, the institute’s new director, associate director, and research associates have expanded the institute’s early focus to include new initiatives—among them, alcohol and drug research, veterans’ reintegration, family and mental health issues, training conferences for health professionals and educators, and community outreach.

MARTI’s many contributions to both scientific and service communities is recognized by government and private funders as evidenced by the continuing and increasing levels of grants and contracts awarded. More important, the institute’s long and consistent track record in the community continues, and its credibility and high regard among various constituencies remains resilient.

Inaugural REACH Conference
Dr. Pearl Berman, Dr. Maureen McHugh, and Dr. Christian Vaccaro, in conjunction with MARTI and the IUP Center for Applied Psychology, are organizing the Inaugural REACH Conference, titled “Understanding and Responding to Violence and Trauma: A Community Health Initiative.”
Summer School Conference
If you want to know more about helping children of all ages and especially high-risk youth, MARTI’s annual Summer School is for you. The next MARTI Summer School will be held the week of June 22 through 26, 2015 in Indiana, Pa. Details for the conference are currently being worked on. Get a brochure by sending your name, mailing address, and e-mail to Crystal Deemer at
CALSA Program
Caring about Latino Student Achievement (CALSA) is a faculty-student developed program aimed at retaining Latino and other minority students at IUP and preparing them for graduate or professional studies.
MARTI research publications 
Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research
The Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research is an interdisciplinary, campuswide body that serves as a resource for information about, and advocacy on issues related to, equity and diversity at IUP.
  • Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
  • Fax: 724-357-3944
  • MARTI Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
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