Alcohol and DNA Demethylation Pathways

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Alcohol and DNA Demethylation Pathways


17April

Event Info
Category Date and Time
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic and Speaker
  • Alcohol and DNA Demethylation Pathways
  • David P. Gavin MD MS
    • Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    • Adult Psychiatry Neuroscience Research Track
    • T32 in the Neuroscience of Mental Health Graduate
    David P. Gavin

Location
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
  • 1601 W. Taylor St.
  • Chicago IL 60612
Conference Room
  • 109 (Auditorium)
Video Recording
Event Details

David received a BA from the University of Chicago in Biology with a specialization in Molecular Genetics and Cellular Biology. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago medical school. He performed his psychiatry residency at UIC on the Adult Psychiatry Neuroscience Research Track while pursuing an MS degree in Neuroscience. David was my first hire as department head in 2009 after he graduated residency.

David has been studying epigenetics for approximately 10 years in relation to schizophrenia and alcoholism. After graduating residency, he immediately became funded by an APA/Astrazeneca Young Minds in Psychiatry Award then later a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to study active DNA demethylation. In order to pursue his interest in addiction research, six years ago he applied for and received a VA Career Development Award (CDA-2) studying epigenetic mechanisms related to alcoholism. One year ago he received an R01 grant regarding neurodevelopment gene regulation in FASD, and in April received a VA Merit Award to study epigenetic mechanisms in relation to alcohol abuse. In only 10 years of dedicated research time, David has over 30 published peer-reviewed reports, and has been consistently funded to conduct his research. In addition, Dr. Gavin is an attending psychiatrist both at UIC and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.


Audience:

Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health

Purpose:

To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields

Instructional level:

Advanced

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of DNA methylation in the brain, and its potential role in mental illness.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the key mediators of DNA methylation/demethylation.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of GADD45B AND PARP1 in alcoholism.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.

No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest.  There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.

Dr. Gavin has no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests related to this CME activity.

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