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About the Cofrin Logan Center

The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment serves as a hub for research, training, education, and outreach.

At the Cofrin Logan Center, we seek to understand, prevent, and treat addiction and related disorders, promote health and improve quality of life, and reduce stigma. Our center brings together scientists, practitioners, policy makers, and students across diverse disciplines from the KU Lawrence campus, KU Medical Center, and community partners, with the purpose of supporting collaborative research and community-academic partnerships that leverage the expertise of center members and partners.

A $2 million gift established the addictions research center at KU in 2018 following a gift to KU Endowment from KU alumnus Dan Logan ('75) and his wife, Gladys Cofrin.

In the years since, the center’s infrastructure and staff have grown, community partnerships have expanded and the center has attracted $4.6 million in external funding. The center is home to investigators and graduate students whose University departments are as diverse as behavioral science, psychology, communications, social welfare, and architecture and design.

The Cofrin Logan Center is a part of the KU Life Span Institute.

Image credit: Jeff Burkhead

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Seminar Series

Each semester, the Cofrin Logan Center features three talks by premiere scientists for our Seminar Series and three KU speakers for our Brown Bag Series.

The bar lab, or alcohol administration laboratory in the Cofrin Logan Center


Our research is wide-ranging and spans neuroscience, behavioral interventions, prevention, food and nutrition, and the application of findings for institutional training and policy.