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Addictions: Tobacco

The Impact of Real-time fMRI Feedback on Response to Nicotine Cues
Sponsor: NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse  |  PI: Kathleen Brady; Co-I: Mike Saladin
The goal is to evaluate whether or not nicotine dependent smokers can learn to modulate activity in critical brain regions that control urges and craving to smoke.

Specialized Center Research (SCOR) on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women's Health. Project 4: Gender-Sex Hormones and Stress-Related Smoking
Sponsor: NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases  |  Co-Project Directors: Mike Saladin and Kevin Gray
This component will employ novel and established research methods to examine the (a) role of sex hormones in craving/stress factors that affect the smoking behavior of women and men, and (b) treatment potential of a new medication.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Varenicline for Adolescent Smoking Cessation
Sponsor: NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse  |  PI: Kevin Gray; Co-I: Mike Saladin
This study will examine the efficacy of varenicline, compared with placebo, for smoking cessation in adolescent smokers.


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