ADVANCE Distinguished Speaker Series
Dr. Nora Volkow
Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm
AOK Library Gallery
UMBC-ADVANCE invites the entire campus-community to our 2015 ADVANCE Distinguished Speakers Series, featuring Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA on Monday, April 13th, 4:30-5:30pm, AOK Library Galley. Reception to follow.
Nora D. Volkow, M.D., is Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. As a research psychiatrist and scientist, Dr. Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs. Her studies have documented changes in the dopamine system affecting, among others, the functions of frontal brain regions involved with motivation, drive, and pleasure in addiction. She has also made important contributions to the neurobiology of obesity, ADHD, and aging.