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Rural Drug Addiction Research & Translation Symposium

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wick Alumni Center
1520 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: WICK
The RDAR Center at the University of Nebraska invites you to our first annual Rural Drug Addiction Research and Translation Symposium.

Our keynote speakers include Dr. Tamara Phillips Richards, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University and Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Portland Health Care System. She is the Director of the NIAAA-funded Portland Alcohol Research Center and current President of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA). Her current research focuses on the genetic dissection of behavioral traits associated with risk for the development of alcohol and drug use disorders. Dr. Lane Strathern, Professor of Pediatrics and the Division Director for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Iowa, as well as Physician Director of the Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. His research and clinical work focus on the neurobiology of mother-infant attachment, and neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism. This includes a longitudinal study of women and their infants, examining maternal brain and hormone responses to infant facial expressions using functional MRI.

Dr. Hannah Cooper, Professor & Vice-Chair in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Rollins, Co-Director of the Prevention Science Core at the Emory Center for AIDS Research and Director of Rollins’ Socio-Contextual Determinants of Health certificate program. Cooper’s research primarily focuses on social determinants of HIV-related outcomes, particularly among people who use drugs. She currently leads five NIH-funded studies on these topics—including the CARE2HOPE project, which studies substance misuse and related harms among people who inject opioids in rural Kentucky.

Click here to learn more: Opportunities for informal conversations and a Midwest-focused plenary panel will address current prevention and treatment approaches for rural communities. Registration includes a conference dinner on day one (Nov 1) with breakfast and lunch on day two (Nov 2). Click here to view our conference agenda:

Please join us for our discussions on the causes and impacts of rural drug addiction. We have eighty spaces available! Click the register button to connect to the registration page.

We look forward to seeing you in November!


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Oldfather Hall - Fourth Floor
660 N 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-3090

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