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Kenzie L. Preston, Ph.D. wins 2018 CPDD Award for Excellence

Kenzie L. Preston, Ph.D. was given the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence as part of their 2018 Awards for Excellence. Dr. Preston was awarded on the basis the treatment research she conducts as the Senior Investigator and Chief of the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Branch at… [Read More]

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Context-induced relapse after extinction versus punishment: similarities and differences.

Reviews To Read – June 14, 2018. This review, which is part of a special issue of Psychopharmacology on “Extinction” summarizes recent research on similarities and differences in the neuronal mechanisms of context-induced relapse after extinction-imposed abstinence (the classical model) versus context-induced relapse after punishment-imposed abstinence (the new model).

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Selective Activation of Striatal NGF-TrkA/p75NTR/ MAPK Intracellular Signaling in Rats That Show Suppression of Methamphetamine Intake 30 Days following Drug Abstinence

Featured Paper of the Month – September 2018. Methamphetamine addiction is a public health threat throughout the world. Investigators in Dr. Cadet’s laboratory in the intramural program have developed a rat model of methamphetamine addiction that includes one of the psychiatric criteria used to make that diagnosis in humans. In that model, they used footshocks… [Read More]

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