CASAT History

Since 1993, CASAT has provided culturally appropriate, state-of-the-art, research-based training and technology transfer activities, academic courses, and managed large multi-state, multi-organizational projects. As a Center within the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, CASAT’s primary mission is to improve prevention and treatment services for individuals with addictive behaviors by helping states, organizations, students, and the existing workforce apply research-based practices. This mission is achieved through university-based coursework; online courses and trainings; conferences and institutes; continuing education workshops; product development; web-based and electronic products and databases; and consultation and technical assistance. Of particular note is CASAT’s familiarity with successful technology transfer strategies. Housing three federally-funded training and technical assistance projects, CASAT understands how to accelerate the dissemination of research using the most up-to-date technology transfer methods, thereby bridging the gap between science and practice.