Research Graduate Studies

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies

Associate Dean & Staff

Photo Carlton K. Erickson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies,
Pfizer Centennial Professor

Dr. Erickson is the Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharmacology/Toxiology, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. He has held tenured teaching and research positions at The University of Kansas and The University of Texas since 1965. He holds memberships in the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD).

He has published over 260 peer-reviewed and professional articles, and is a Field Editor of the scientific journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. He is the author of The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment (2007), Addiction Essentials: The Go-to Guide for Clinicians and Patients (2011), and co-author of Drugs, The Brain, and Behavior (2013).

He is a recipient of the Betty Ford Center Visionary Award (2000), the 2003 Pat Fields SECAD Award, the 2004 Fred French Award for Educational Achievement, the Nelson J. Bradley Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007), the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education (2009) and the Annual Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (2013).

Dr. Erickson's activities as Associate Dean include the oversight of the College's research and graduate program, including enhancement of outside research funding and recruitment of excellent graduate students to the College.

Telephone: (512) 471-5198

Photo Stephanie Crouch
Administrative Manager of College Graduate Program

Ms. Crouch is responsible for matters relating to the College of Pharmacy graduate program including advising, registration, admissions, TA appointments, and scholarships.

Telephone: (512) 471-6590

Vanessa O. Lopez
Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Ms. Lopez is responsible for coordinating pre-award matters with the Office of Sponsored Projects and assisting faculty and research staff in the College of Pharmacy with their efforts to procure Federal and non-Federal grants, contracts, and fellowships.

Telephone: (512) 232-7511

Aurea (Gabi) Zegarra-Coronado
Administrative Associate

Ms. Zegarra-Coronado serves as administrative support for the Office of the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies.

Telephone: (512) 471- 4486

Last Reviewed: June 8, 2015

Mailing Address:

Office of the Associate
Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: carl.erickson

PHR 4.220

(512) 471-4501

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