Rockefeller University Centennial Symposium to explore biology of drug abuse and addiction

Why does the use of heroin, cocaine and alcohol lead to life-threatening dependency in some people, while others never become addicted? And why do some people succeed in treatment, while others continue to relapse? On March 30, 2001, six leaders in the field of addiction research will present an overview of the latest scientific findings on cocaine, opiate and alcohol addiction, exploring how genetic research and new brain-scanning technologies are shedding light on risk factors and treatments in a symposium entitled "The Biology of Drug Abuse and Addiction: More Tangled Than Traffic."

Speakers include:
o Enoch Gordis, M.D., Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH;
o Nora Volkow, M.D., Associate Director for Life Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory;
o Charles OBrien, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania;
o Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., Professor and Head of the Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases, The Rockefeller University;
o Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Lou and Ellen McGinley Distinguished Professor, and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; and
o Chris Evans, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Los Angeles.

Please see the schedule below for speakers talk titles and times.

The modern field of addiction research was launched at The Rockefeller University Hospital in the 1960s, when Vincent Dole, M.D., began testing methadone as a treatment for heroin dependency. Today, many of Doles ideas serve as the foundation for research on drug addiction in laboratories around the world. At Rockefeller, cutting-edge research on addiction continues under the leadership of one of Doles former colleagues, Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., who heads the Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases and directs a major interdisciplinary center at Rockefeller funded by the National Institut

Contact: Joseph Bonner
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