New Pathways in Alcohol Addiction: Preclinical Models for Discovery and Characterization of Novel Genes

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New Pathways in Alcohol Addiction: Preclinical Models for Discovery and Characterization of Novel Genes


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Event Info
Category Date and Time
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
  • 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Topic and Speaker
  • "New Pathways in Alcohol Addiction: Preclinical Models for Discovery and Characterization of Novel Genes"
  • Amy W. Lasek PhD
    • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Amy W. Lasek

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

Amy W. Lasek, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lasek received her B.A. in Biology and Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the University of Illinois at Chicago, she was an Associate Investigator at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Lasek studies the neuroscience of alcohol and drug addiction at the molecular and cellular level, with a particular interest in determining how perturbing signaling pathways and gene expression in the brain alters behaviors related to drug and alcohol addiction. The laboratory uses molecular genetic techniques in the mouse to answer these questions. She is funded by grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She has published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals, and her work has been featured in Scientific American.


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. Describe preclinical models used to study alcohol use disorder.
  2. Identify novel genes that may be therapeutic targets for alcohol use disorder.
  3. Specify pharmacological agents that could be used in the future for alcohol use disorder.

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

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