1st Annual CDU Substance Abuse Research Training Program/UCLA T32/UCI T32 retreat

May 6, 2022

8:30am – 4:30pm


Hybrid (In-Person and Zoom)

8:30- 9:00   TheodoreFriedman, Eydie London, Marcelo Wood
Introduction to Neuroscience Retreat  
9:00-10:00 Highlights of Basic Neuroscience/ Drug Addiction Research at CDU/UCLA/UCI (Juan Carlos Rivera, Cassie Kooiker, Patrick O’Neil, Robert Lewis)  
10:00-11:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Nora Volkow, MD Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
“Addiction: Studying the Intersection of Drugs, Brain and Society” 

11:00-12:00 Highlights of Clinical/Translational Neuroscience/ Drug Addiction Research at CDU/UCLA (introduction Eydie London) (Elisa Pabon, Erica Grodin, Dilara Uskup, Nicole Petersen)  
12:00 -1:00 Lunch  
1:00-2:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER HarrietDe Wit PhD Director, Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory, University of Chicago 
“Microdosing: Fact or Fiction” 

2:10 -3:40 Breakout out sessions (via Zoom only)
1)    Drug Addiction Health Disparities(Helena Hansen, Shervin Assari, Chris Grella)
2)    Medic al use ofPsychedelics (Tom Strouse, Conor Murray, Charles Grob)
3)    Detrimental and beneficial effects of Cannabis (Dilara Uskup, Ziva Cooper, Daniele Piomelli)
4)    Drug Decriminalization/ Legalization (Linda Richter, Joseph Friedman, Howard Padwa)

 3:40-4:10 Synopsis of Breakouts/Wrap-up/ Evaluation

Semel Auditorium(Room C8-183)

Website: https://www.cdrewu.edu/research/Center/SART

For more information, please contact Dr. Freidman at theodorefriedman@cdrewu.edu