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Ayesha Sengupta awarded Women in Learning Research Grant

The Women in Learning Awards Committee has selected Ayesha Sengupta as the recipient of the 2020 “Where there’s a WIL there’s a way” Research Grant. This is the first award of its kind from WIL. It was designed to honor one outstanding yet underrepresented graduate student or post-doctoral fellow in the field of Learning &… [Read More]

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New Challenges in Addiction Medicine: COVID-19 Infection in Patients With Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders-The Perfect Storm

Hot Off the Press – July 14 , 2020. In this article the authors discuss the heightened risks for individuals living with alcohol and substance use disorders during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Physiological, psychological, medical and economic consequences are described in relation to inaction including the far-reaching implications on the individual, society and global sphere…. [Read More]

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Reviews To Read

Cannabidiol: Not a Cure-All, but a Candidate for Coping With Cue-Induced Craving

Reviews To Read – February 2020. In this commentary, David Epstein evaluates a recent human-laboratory study that showed promising results for cannabidiol (CBD) as an anti-craving medication in people with recent histories of opioid use disorder (OUD). He emphasizes that people at different stages of opioid use or OUD have different needs, so potential treatments… [Read More]

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Featured Papers

Role of Projections between Piriform Cortex and Orbitofrontal Cortex in Relapse to Fentanyl Seeking after Palatable Food Choice-Induced Voluntary Abstinence

Featured Paper of the Month – August 2020. Fentanyl is a major contributor to the opioid overdose crisis, but there are few preclinical studies of fentanyl relapse. These studies have used experimenter-imposed extinction or forced abstinence procedures. In humans, however, abstinence is often voluntary, with drug available in the drug environment but forgone in favor… [Read More]

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