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The Neurobiology of Addiction Research Center (NARC)

Seminars & Events

The NARC offers bimonthly seminars co-sponsored by the Department of Neurosciences in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and the Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) project. The speakers are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of addiction. Prior to each seminar there is a journal club meeting that discusses selected works of the speaker. In addition, there are updates for the lay public on the biology and clinical treatment of addiction. And, as a part of brain awareness week, NARC faculty also partake in special teaching sessions in primary schools in the Charleston area.

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Contact Information

Kalivas Neuroscience

Kristen Young, youngk@musc.edu or 2-3517

Brady Psych (SCOR)

Sarah Gainey, smithsar@musc.edu or 2-8207

Becker Psych

Bob Peiffer, peifferr@musc.edu or 2-5217

Addiction Research Seminar Series
Fall 2014/Spring 2015

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
  • September 4, 2014 - May 21, 2015
  • 12:00 -1:00 pm in IOP Auditorium unless otherwise indicated

Date

Guest Speaker

Seminar Title

Host

September 4, 2014

 

Marcelo Febo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry

University of Florida

TBA

Dr. Carmela Reichel for Kalivas Neuroscience

September 18, 2014

Available

 

Becker Psych

October 2, 2014

Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

TBA

Dr. Gary Aston-Jones for Brady Psych (SCOR)

October 16, 2014

Louk J.M.J. Vanderschuren, Ph.D.

Professor

Divison of Behavioural Neuroscience

University of Utrecht, the Netherlands 

"All work and no play"

Dr. Peter Kalivas for Kalivas Neuroscience

November 6, 2014 

Available

 

Becker Psych

November 20, 2014

Available

 

Brady Psych (SCOR)

December 4, 2014

Nigel Bamford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 

Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychology

Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability

University of Washington

TBA

Dr. Art Riegel for Kalivas Neuroscience

December 18, 2014

Thomas Kash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

TBA

Becker Psych

January 15, 2015

Available

 

Brady Psych (SCOR)

February 5, 2015

Veronica Alvarez, Ph.D.

Tenure Track Investigator

National Institutes of Health

"Synaptic mechanisms controlling reward-motivated behaviors"

Dr. Art Riegel for Kalivas Neuroscience

February 19, 2015

Available

 

Becker Psych

March 5, 2015

Available

 

Kalivas Neuroscience

March 19. 2015

Tom Kelly, Ph.D.

Robert Straus Professor & Vice-Chair

Department of Behavioral Science

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

University of Kentucky

 

Dr. Jane Joseph for Brady Psych (SCOR)

April 2, 2015

Available

 

Becker Psych

April 16, 2015

Rajita Sinha, Ph.D.

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study

Chief, Psychology Section in Psychiatry

Director, Yale Stress Center (yalestress.org)

Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

 

Dr. Kathleen Brady for Brady Psych (SCOR)

May 7, 2015

Stephanie Borgland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

University of Calgary

TBA

Dr. Gary Aston-Jones for Kalivas Neuroscience 

May 21, 2015

Available

 

Becker Psych