MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

MD Anderson Cancer Center Drug Detection and Deterrence Policy (will include Tobacco testing effective January 1, 2015)

As member institutions of The University of Texas System, UTHealth and MD Anderson Cancer Center are committed to having campuses that are free of the illegal or abusive use of drugs and alcohol.  To this end, MD Anderson Cancer Center has adopted a “Drug Detection and Deterrence Policy” that will impact all MD Anderson Cancer Center funded trainees who are benefits-eligible.  Below is information about the policy and individuals who will be impacted:
Impacted Individuals: All GSBS students funded by MD Anderson in a benefits-eligible position, including:
This policy will not impact:
 Process for Drug Testing:
Consequences of a Positive Drug Test Result:

Students who have drug and/or alcohol abuse problems or use tobacco are highly encouraged to seek help, especially prior to mandatory drug testing .  The following is a listing of resources available to help you:
Resources at UTHealth
Student Health Services
UT Professional Building
6410 Fannin St. Suite 130
Houston, TX 77030
UT Employee Assistance Program and UT Counseling
713-500-3327 or toll-free at 1-800-346-3549

Resources at MD Anderson
MD Anderson Employee Assistance Program713-745-6901 - Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
281-537-7445 or 1-800-848-4641 – After hours and weekends
MD Anderson Tobacco Treatment Program – available for ALL GSBS Students
Contact:  Rosario C. Wippold - 713-745-4471

Other Resources

UT Select Tobacco Cessation Program
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs at Houston
Related Institutional Policies
MD Anderson – only viewable inside MD Anderson