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U-M Addiction Research Center Highlights

In October 2013 Allison Lin M.D. a third year resident in Psychiatry received NIDA/AACAP/NIDA grants for her research on “Screening for Prescription Drug Abuse among Adolescents in Primary Care”. This is an outstanding accomplishment for a Psychiatry Resident.

Dr. Brian Hicks, Ph.D. to receive the early career contribution award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

State health department moving to ban newest designer drug

Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D. elected to serve as 2012-2013 Steering Committee Chair for the Insomnia Section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

2012 Silverman Conference “Outstanding Poster to a Trainee” award won by Steven Korycinski for the project Externalizing behavior and heightened vulnerability to substance abuse associated with decreased left caudate and right rostral anterior cingulate gray-matter volumes. Project mentor was Barbara Weiland, Ph.D. and funded by R37 AA 07065, R01 AA012217, R01 DA027261, and K01DA031755-01.

Lori Shulman, MSW, from UMATS to co-host “Talk with Mott” web chat Monday, Feb. 20th on “Substance Abuse and Your Child”

UMARC faculty member and UMATS Executive Director, Kirk Brower, M.D., to give feature seminar “Alcohol: Why is this drug different from all other drugs?” as part of semester-long series “Hooked: Addiction, Society, Culture”.

Mary Heitzeg, PhD, invited to lecture at Guze Symposium on Alcoholism.

Amy Krentzman, M.S.W., Ph.D. co-edited a special issue of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. The special issue examines women and alcohol from multi-disciplinary perspectives and includes scholarship from the fields of social work, nursing, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, criminal justice, and pharmacology.

Dr. Deirdre Conroy received a 2-year award from the Flinn Foundation for her project: Development of an Insomnia Treatment for Adolescents with Depression.

Amy Krentzman, M.S.W., Ph.D. admitted to the MICHR Postdoctoral Translational Scholars Program for two years of support to study the application of positive psychology to addiction research and recovery.

Barbara Weiland, Ph.D. awarded “Best Poster” recognition at the 22nd Annual Silverman Conference.

Drs. Robert Zucker and Fred Blow elected to University of Michigan Medical School's League of Research Excellence

HealthDay reports on genetic underpinnings of alcoholism discovered by numerous UMARC and Psychiatry faculty.

Dr. Dierdre Conroy discusses sleep disturbances with Detroit ABC-affiliate Channel 12

Maureen Walton, MPH, PhD to lecture in prestigious Guze Symposium on Alcoholism

Teens in the ER got the message about avoiding fights and drinking, study shows
A brief, motivational talk in the emergency room reduced by half the chances that teenagers would experience peer violence or problems due to drinking, according to a study published Aug. 4 in a theme issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. -read more-

UMARC featured in issue of Addiction
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.02904.x/abstract

UMARC Director, Dr. Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D. receives prestigious award from the Research Society on Alcoholism
http://www2.med.umich.edu/prmc/media/newsroom/details.cfm?ID=1630

Mary Heitzeg, Ph.D., was recently awarded the 2010 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Early Career Investigator Award for her work exploring impulse control, reward, and risk as neuroimaging markers of vulnerability to substance abuse.

Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D., was presented with an honorary diploma marking his election to honorary membership in the Polish Psychiatrists Association at the first annual meeting of the Polish Society on Addiction Research. The Polish Psychiatrists Association also unanimously elected Zucker to the Polish Society of Psychiatrists Hall of Fame.