Dr. Shoptaw Travels to South Africa

Dr. Shoptaw traveled back to Cape Town, South Africa in February! While there, he met with our team at the University of Cape Town as they finish up a research project looking at the neuroscience behind contingency management for methamphetamine users. He also met with additional faculty at the University of Cape Town to discuss several exciting new research endeavors to expand our global efforts. We aim to bring the innovative, state-of-the-art interventions to Cape Town where HIV, substance use disorder and mental health issues continue to negatively impact quality of life.


(Photo: From left, Dr. Dan Stein, Dr. Adele Pretorius, Dr. Steven Shoptaw.)


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