National leader in drug addiction research to speak as part of OHSU’s lecture series
04/23/12 Portland, Ore.
The next OHSU Brain Awareness Season lecture will feature Nora Volkow, M.D., the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
7 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, Ore.
One of the nation's leading experts on drug addiction research, Volkow will explore what addiction is, how it starts and what can be done about it. She also will talk about advances in the neuroscience of addiction and explore how those advances can help in the battle to prevent addiction.
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The final lecture in OHSU's Brain Awareness Season will be June 25, 2012, when Story Landis, Ph.D., the director of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will speak about "the brain on fire" – the role of inflammation in various brain diseases and disorders
Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only health and research university and its only academic health center. As Portland's largest employer, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of the state and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.