Robert Hitzmann, PhD, professor and chair of behavioral neuroscience at OHSU, will be presenting “Forty Years in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research: A Personal History,” as a special Brain Awareness Marquam Hill Lecture. The lecture will take place Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Newman Theater in downtown Portland. Tickets, available at no charge, are required to attend this event. For this Marquam Hill Lecture only, please reserve space by calling the Portland Center for the Performing arts at (503) 432-2917.
Part science, part history, Dr. Hitzemann’s story of 40 years of research into substance abuse begins when researchers knew of the existence of only four neurotransmitters, and considered hallucinogens to be an appropriate model for schizophrenia research. Researchers now study many hundreds of neurotransmitters, employ sophisticated techniques to help us better understand the chemistry of substance abuse in the brain, and guide clinical and societal solutions to its impacts.
The Marquam Hill 2010-11 Lecture Series is presented by the Oregon Clinical and Translation Research Institute, the OHSU Foundation, the Marquam Hill Steering Committee and the OHSU School of Medicine. Support also is provided by Thompson Rubinstein Investment Management Inc., Springbrook Hazelnut Farm, Newberg, Ore., and Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center, Bend, Ore. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the OHSU Brain Awareness lecture series.