Dinner and social hour begin at 7:00 pm with an approximately hour-long presentation and question-and-answer session to follow. There is a suggested contribution of $3 for non-students.
Our Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this event.
Venue capacity = 120 / Estimated day-of RSVP turnout = 60%
The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs Alcohol and Nicotine
Michael J. Kuhar
Candler Professor of Neuropharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine
Addiction destroys lives. In his book, The Addicted Brain, Michael Kuhar, a neuroscientist researcher at Emory, explains how and why this happens. He also presents advances in treatment and prevention.
Please join us at our monthly Manuel's meetup as Michael tells us why the brain is vulnerable to drugs, why drugs get control of the brain and behavior and what we can do about it. His talk will begin with an overview of the field - everything from molecules to government policy - but the focus will be determined by audience questions and areas of interest.
Thanks to the help of our friends at A Cappella Books, copies of The Addicted Brain will be available for sale after Michael's presentation.
About our speaker
Michael Kuhar, PhD, has more than 40 years experience studying drugs and the brain. He has over 400 research publications, a number of patents and books, and has received many awards and prizes for his work. This past June, he received an Eddy Lifetime Achievement Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. He has trained more than 60 younger scientists who have important positions around the world in academia, government and industry.
Over his career, Michael has been Professor at Johns Hopkins, a Branch Chief at the National Institutes of Health, and is currently Candler Professor at Emory University where he directs the Kuhar Lab.
His recent book, The Addicted Brain, is easily read and comprehensive - from discoveries in science to treatment of addicts. It is the most up-to-date book of its kind. It is somewhat unique in that it is also a book about the brain, and how the brain plays a role in addiction. It has implications for prevention, treatment and recovery.