PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To honor its retiring President and CEO, Gateway Rehab's services now will include the Kenneth S. Ramsey, Ph.D., Institute for Research and Training.
The announcement of the naming was made last night at the organization's gala event by its immediate-past Chairman of the Board, James Rogal, and Gateway Rehab's founder, Abraham Twerski, M.D.
Dr. Ramsey initiated addiction-treatment research at Gateway Rehab more than 30 years ago by building and maintaining relationships with, among others, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh and Washington and Jefferson College.
"Ken's dream for Gateway Rehab was to establish a self-standing research department that would have the potential to increase our understanding of the disease of addiction. So, nearly 10 years ago, he hired Cara Renzelli, Ph.D., to build a program that would explore best practices and, ultimately, improve the rate of recovery for those struggling with chemical addiction," Mr. Rogal said.
Dr. Ramsey's enthusiasm and passion for this enterprise has empowered Gateway Rehab to publish in national magazines, scholarly journals and present findings at national conferences.
Dr. Ramsey will retire from Gateway Rehab in July 2013. He has served 36 years as the organization's President and CEO.
About Gateway Rehab (www.gatewayrehab.org, 1-800-472-1177):
Gateway Rehab is a not-for-profit organization that provides treatment in locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio for adults and youths struggling with the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
SOURCE Gateway Rehab