In honor of 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 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.
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,” Rogal said in a press release.
Ramsey will retire from Gateway Rehab in July 2013. He has served 36 years as the organization’s President and CEO.