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Listed below are a selection of topics covered as part of the Didactic Series, with additional topics added if a fellow may have a particular interest not already represented.  Presenters will often provide relevant publications to fellows for review in advance of this 1-hour, weekly meeting.  On alternate weeks, the group will meet with the Program Director to review Addiction Specialty Board-style questions in conjunction with the provided textbooks, with each fellow given an opportunity to lead the discussion on a rotating schedule.

Additionally, fellows will meet for a 1-hour, weekly Journal Club to review emerging literature in the field of addictions. 

Fellows are also encouraged to attend the Psychiatry Grand Rounds Series and the Addictions Research Seminar Series, both of which feature nationally and internationally recognized experts from a wide variety of disciplines in the field of addictions research and treatment.  These weekly seminars are held on campus in the Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium.

  • "Mentoring & Being Mentored
  • Nicotine/MI

Karen Hartwell, MD

  • "Treating Medical Professionals"

Sarah Book, MD

  • "Gender Differences in Substance Abuse"
  • "Dual Diagnosis"
Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD
  • "Adolescent Substance Abuse"
Deborah Deas, MD, MPH
  • "Diagnosis of Sexual Behavior Disorders"
  • "Work Up of Sexual Behavior Disorders"
  • "Treatment of Sexual Behavior Disorders"

Gregg Dwyer, MD, EdD

  • "Neural Chemistry and Mechanism of Addiction"
  • "Translational Basic Science"
Patrick Mulholland, PhD
  • "Psychotropics and Pregnancy" (Topic is divided into 2 sessions)
Connie Guille, MD
  • "Neurobiology of Addiction"
  • "Craving"
  • "Motivational Interviewing" (Topic is divided into 3 sessions)

Steve LaRowe PhD

  • "Marijuana Abuse"
Aimee McRae-Clark, PharmD, BCPP
  • "Methamphetamine Abuse"
  • "Bipolar Disorder & Comorbid SUD"

Bryan Tolliver, MD, PhD

  • "Brain Imaging & the Neural Systems Involved in Addiction"
Joe Schacht, PhD
  • "Pathological Gambling"
Heather Manor, PsyD