The Shirley and Stefan Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology focuses on research concerned with addictive drugs, including opioids, nicotine and psychostimulants. It is also home to a National Institute on Drug Abuse-supported Center for the Study of Opioids Receptors and Drugs of Abuse (CSORDA) which investigates opioid systems at the molecular, cellular and behavioral levels.


The Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology is named after Shirley and Stefan Hatos whose generous support has facilitated the creation and continued operation of the Center.