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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Aimee McRae-Clark, PharmD


       Aimee L. McRae-Clark, PharmD


Aimee McRae-Clark, PharmD, BCPP. Dr. Aimee McRae-Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as the Department of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). In addition, she is an adjunct Associate Professor in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She received her undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Georgia and her doctorate in pharmacy from MUSC. Dr. McRae-Clark completed a residency in psychiatric pharmacy and two years of a National Institute on Drug Abuse research fellowship. She is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy practice. Dr. McRae-Clark received a Mentored Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2001 focusing on treatment of marijuana dependence, and has since maintained continuous NIH funding. Her work has predominantly focused on medications development for marijuana dependence and the effect of stress on marijuana craving. She has published more than 50 scientific papers and book chapters, has made numerous national and international scientific presentations, and has served as a consultant on medication development for marijuana use disorders for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She sits on multiple national level committees, is on the editorial board of Stress and Health, and is a standing member of the Risk, Prevention, and Intervention in Addiction study section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Discuss the comorbidity of stress/anxiety disorders and marijuana dependence.
2.  Discuss the impact of stress on marijuana craving.
3.  Discuss potential pharmacotherapy options for marijuana dependence.


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