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Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Determinants of drug preference in humans


Sep 10, 2014


10:30 - 12:00


Auditorium, Rachel Upjohn Building
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 


Harriet de Wit, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

Dr. de Wit's research focuses on the physiological, subjective (i.e., mood-altering) and behavioral effects of drugs in healthy human volunteers. Current projects in her laboratory include: i) investigating individual differences in responses to drugs, including genetic factors that influence drug responses, ii) examining interactions between acute stress and responses to drugs, and iii) studying the effects of drugs on impulsive behavior and risk-taking. The studies are designed to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying motivated behavior and of the processes underlying drug and alcohol use. Ultimately, we hope that studies such as these will lead to better approaches to preventing and treating drug abuse.

Faculty Disclosure:

CME Eligible: Yes

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