NIDA's Dr. Nora Volkow to Speak on Addiction
at NYC's 92nd Street Y's Science and Discovery Series
Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be speaking
at New York City's 92nd Street Y, as part of its Science and Discovery
discussion series. The 92nd Street Y's lecture series features engaging,
candid and provocative discussions with the world's most dynamic and
compelling leaders, newsmakers, and visionaries.
Addiction with Dr. Nora Volkow
Science and Discovery Series at 92nd Street Y
Monday, November 19, 2007
||Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York
Background: Dr. Volkow was the first researcher to
use imaging to investigate neurochemical changes in the brain that occur
during drug addiction. She is also a recognized expert on the brains
of addicted, obese, hyperactive, and aging individuals. She
will discuss the science of addiction, as well as innovative, new approaches
to prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
During her professional career, Dr. Volkow has been the recipient
of multiple awards, including her selection for membership in
the Institute of Medicine in the National Academy of Sciences.
She was recently named one of Time Magazine's "Top
100 People Who Shape our World", and was included
as one of the 20 people to watch by Newsweek magazine in its "Who's
Next in 2007" feature.
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research
on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute
carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy and
improve practice. Fact sheets on the health effects
of drugs of abuse and information on NIDA research and other
activities can be found on the NIDA home page at www.drugabuse.gov.
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Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is
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the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical
and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments,
and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about
NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.