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Seminar Series - Michael Taffe


1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Kali Patterson , (402) 472-5975,
Join us for our March Seminar Series event featuring a presentation by Michael Taffe, PhD on “Racial Inequities in NIH Grant Funding.” This presentation will overview a persisting disparity in NIH grant award funding, that leaves proposals submitted by Black Principal Investigators at a substantial disadvantage. The talk will address how this has been shown to lead to a disparity in which topics of research are funding and how this may contribute to the underfunding of research on critical health questions that are of interest to non-majority populations.

Dr. Taffe obtained his bachelor’s degree from The Colorado College in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of California, San Diego in 1995. He was appointed to the faculty of TSRI in 2000, and was then recruited to the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD in 2019. His work has been focused on the potential harms and health risks that attend both acute and chronic exposure to psychoactive drugs, including MDMA (“Ecstasy”), alcohol, ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the designer cathinone psychostimulants (“bath salts”), and both prescription and illicit opioids. These investigations have been conducted in laboratory animal models including nonhuman primate, rodent and decapod crustacean subjects.

This seminar is FREE and OPEN to the public. We will be live streaming and recording the talk. To register, and receive your unique connection information, click the following link:

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This event originated in Rural Drug Addiction Research Center.