2015-04-24

[DIV28_ANNOUNCEMENT] UAMS postdoctoral position

POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN DRUG ABUSE PHARMACOLOGY AND TREATMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES

 

We are currently seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows with strong technical skills in preclinical models of drug abuse, and broader interest in the science of drug addiction, for positions within two NIH/NIDA R01 projects "Antibody Gene Therapy for Methamphetamine Abuse," (Eric Peterson PI) and "Pharmacology and Therapy for MDPV and alpha-PVP Like Drugs of Abuse" (Michael Owens, PI) within the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and our NIH/NIDA T32 "Translational Training in Addiction" (Clint Kilts, PI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. The selected candidates will become members of our interdisciplinary collaborating laboratories with ongoing, funded projects related to development of novel pharmacotherapeutics for psychostimulant addiction and toxicities. The T32 fellowship position is funded for two years, while the R01-supported positions could be funded for up to 3 years.

 

Our laboratories within the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology are especially focused on (1) using behavioral pharmacology assays to understand the abuse-related effects of drugs (i.e., intravenous self-administration, drug discrimination) as well as their persistent effects on physiology and behavior (i.e., biotelemetry of locomotor activity, thermoregulation and cardiovascular effects, as well as assays relevant to psychosis, learning and memory), (2) designing novel antibody-based medications against psychostimulants, which slow entry of these drugs into the brain by binding them in the blood. A synthesis of these two areas of research allows us to test the therapeutic potential of these novel pharmacotherapies using a range of in vitro and in vivo models, and provides a fertile interdisciplinary training environment for fellows. Our drug abuse research group is part of an extensive network of addiction science efforts across several research Centers and Colleges at UAMS, including analytical chemistry and product surveillance at the Arkansas Department of Health, clinical scientists at the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Arkansas Children's Hospital, community-based research programs through the Division of Health Services Research, and our own pharmacology laboratories within the College of Medicine. Successful candidates will have strong communication skills and clear technical expertise, with a focus on either in vitro (e.g., expression analysis, Western blots, and receptor binding assays) or in vivo (e.g., operant behavior, locomotor activity) models. Demonstrated ability to apply more advanced tools (e.g., pharmacokinetic modeling, HPLC separation and detection in biological samples), and the ability to integrate in vivo and in vitro measures will be an advantage. The ability to publish research findings is important for these training positions. Candidates will have completed an MD or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., biomedical engineering, pharmacology, neuroscience, biological psychology, etc.). The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status (green card) is required. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please e-mail an up-to-date CV, the names of 3 references, and a one-page letter of interest describing your potential fit for the position to Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology Dr. William Fantegrossi (WEFantegrossi@uams.edu).

 

For more information contact:

    William Fantegrossi, Ph.D.

    Email: WEFantegrossi@uams.edu


               
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University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science
Department of Psychiatry
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
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2015-04-16

[DIV28SUPER] Fwd: [NDEWS-NETWORK] NDEWS Network: E-Cigarettes, New Findings from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey



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From: "Eleanor E. Artigiani" <eartigia@UMD.EDU>
Date: April 16, 2015 at 5:41:28 PM EDT
To: NDEWS-NETWORK@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU
Subject: [NDEWS-NETWORK] NDEWS Network: E-Cigarettes, New Findings from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey
Reply-To: "Eleanor E. Artigiani" <eartigia@UMD.EDU>

The NDEWS Coordinating Center thought you would be interested to know that CDC and FDA released results from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) this afternoon. The results discussed in the press release "show that current e-cigarette use (use on at least 1 day in the past 30 days) among high school students increased from 4.5 percent in 2013 to 13.4 percent in 2014, rising from approximately 660,000 to 2 million students. Among middle school students, current e-cigarette use more than tripled from 1.1 percent in 2013 to 3.9 percent in 2014—an increase from approximately 120,000 to 450,000 students. This is the first time since the survey started collecting data on e-cigarettes in 2011 that current e-cigarette use has surpassed current use of every other tobacco product overall, including conventional cigarettes. (CDC, 4/16/15)"

The CDC press release has been picked up by numerous news outlets. Here are links to the press release, the MMWR article, and stories put out today by the New York Times and Reuters.

 

CDC Press Release: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0416-e-cigarette-use.html

MMWR: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6414a3.htm?s_cid=mm6414a3_w

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/health/use-of-e-cigarettes-rises-sharply-among-teenagers-report-says.html

Reuters: http://news.yahoo.com/e-cigarette-soared-smoking-rate-fell-among-u-170831445--finance.html;_ylt=A0LEVjr7IzBV14wA8IgnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEzaXFocm5pBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDWUhTMDAzXzEEc2VjA3Nj

 

Erin Artigiani

Deputy Director for Policy

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)

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2015-04-11

[DIV28SUPER] Removal

Please remove me from the list

Thanks josh crick

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Re: [DIV28SUPER] Marijuana

Krista,


I saw your report from an television news station (YouTube) and found it fascinating about the results coming in. I also enjoyed the article from NYT that Dan sent. I know as well as you know, that A LOT of people take psychiatric medications every day, what are the effects of taking psychiatric medication (i.e, antidepressants, anti-anxiety, etc) on the brain in comparison to how marijuana effects the brain? I know the confounds of each since some people still smoke tobacco and mix marijuana with alcohol and some mix all three (alcohol, marijuana, psychiatric medications). Since our society and sometimes say it is "better living through chemistry", I wonder when you compare the taking of psychiatric medication or lets just narrow it down to antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication, which has the worse effects on the brain and behavior? Marijuana or psych meds from those categories I listed?


I ask this because adolescents, adults, college students will ask this. Adolescents will say that it doesn't have the man made "tar" and "nicotine" that marijuana has and therefore marijuana is "healthier".


Some random thoughts as the wave of legalization hits us...

Bill Hosmer, PhD


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From: "Krista Lisdahl"
To: mr.sanders@charter.net
Cc: DIV28SUPER@lists.apa.org
Sent: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:51:42 -0500
Subject: Re: [DIV28SUPER] Marijuana

There were too many articles for the listserv- but I wanted to share the two websites to the whole group. (Bill, let me know if you did not receive the articles.)

Best,
Krista


On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:48 PM, Krista Lisdahl <krista.medina@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Bill,

My name is Krista Lisdahl, and studying the neurocognitive effects of Marijuana is my specialty area. I also consult on a lot of policy work (e.g., I serve on the DHHS cannabis board on WI, who is preparing a report on MJ policy considerations- e.g., cannabinoid science- esp medicinal uses, prohibition vs. decriminalization vs. legalization). I'm attaching 2 review articles,a couple articles re: medicinal research, and a few articles focused on MJ policy. There are tons of resources, but this will get you started. I'd also recommend you look the Marijuana Science Forum (http://marijuanascienceforum.org/) which tracks some of this research. The University of Washington also has a good site: http://learnaboutmarijuanawa.org/.

Best,

Krista

On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Bill Hosmer, PhD <mr.sanders@charter.net> wrote:

QUESTION:


1-I am looking for either or both excellent resources (e.g., texts, journal articles, etc.) on marijuana (good effects, bad, etc.). Since its legalization in some states and pushing quickly forward in others, I would like to know the pros/cons of using this. I primarily work with kids (3-22 y/o) and families and would like to know the scientific facts about this


Thanks in advance,

Bill Hosmer, PhD


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From: "Ronald Wood"
To: DIV28SUPER@LISTS.APA.ORG
Cc:
Sent: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:13:56 -0400
Subject: [DIV28SUPER] NYTimes: Milder Warning Opposed for Swedish Tobacco Item

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/science/milder-warning-opposed-for-swedish-tobacco-item.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad

Swedish Match argues its product, Snus — moist ground tobacco in a sachet to be tucked between the lip and the gum — is far less harmful than cigarettes.


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--
Krista M. Lisdahl, Ph.D.
(formerly Krista Lisdahl Medina)
krista.medina@gmail.com; medinak@uwm.edu 
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Psychology Department, Garland Hall Rm 224
2441 East Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 

 


Re: [DIV28SUPER] Marijuana

There were too many articles for the listserv- but I wanted to share the two websites to the whole group. (Bill, let me know if you did not receive the articles.)

Best,
Krista


On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:48 PM, Krista Lisdahl <krista.medina@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Bill,

My name is Krista Lisdahl, and studying the neurocognitive effects of Marijuana is my specialty area. I also consult on a lot of policy work (e.g., I serve on the DHHS cannabis board on WI, who is preparing a report on MJ policy considerations- e.g., cannabinoid science- esp medicinal uses, prohibition vs. decriminalization vs. legalization). I'm attaching 2 review articles,a couple articles re: medicinal research, and a few articles focused on MJ policy. There are tons of resources, but this will get you started. I'd also recommend you look the Marijuana Science Forum (http://marijuanascienceforum.org/) which tracks some of this research. The University of Washington also has a good site: http://learnaboutmarijuanawa.org/.

Best,

Krista

On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 1:24 PM, Bill Hosmer, PhD <mr.sanders@charter.net> wrote:

QUESTION:


1-I am looking for either or both excellent resources (e.g., texts, journal articles, etc.) on marijuana (good effects, bad, etc.). Since its legalization in some states and pushing quickly forward in others, I would like to know the pros/cons of using this. I primarily work with kids (3-22 y/o) and families and would like to know the scientific facts about this


Thanks in advance,

Bill Hosmer, PhD


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From: "Ronald Wood"
To: DIV28SUPER@LISTS.APA.ORG
Cc:
Sent: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:13:56 -0400
Subject: [DIV28SUPER] NYTimes: Milder Warning Opposed for Swedish Tobacco Item

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/science/milder-warning-opposed-for-swedish-tobacco-item.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad

Swedish Match argues its product, Snus — moist ground tobacco in a sachet to be tucked between the lip and the gum — is far less harmful than cigarettes.


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Krista M. Lisdahl, Ph.D.
(formerly Krista Lisdahl Medina)
krista.medina@gmail.com; medinak@uwm.edu 
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Psychology Department, Garland Hall Rm 224
2441 East Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 

 





--
Krista M. Lisdahl, Ph.D.
(formerly Krista Lisdahl Medina)
krista.medina@gmail.com; medinak@uwm.edu 
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Psychology Department, Garland Hall Rm 224
2441 East Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 

 


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Re: [DIV28SUPER] Marijuana

QUESTION:


1-I am looking for either or both excellent resources (e.g., texts, journal articles, etc.) on marijuana (good effects, bad, etc.). Since its legalization in some states and pushing quickly forward in others, I would like to know the pros/cons of using this. I primarily work with kids (3-22 y/o) and families and would like to know the scientific facts about this


Thanks in advance,

Bill Hosmer, PhD


-----------------------------------------

From: "Ronald Wood"
To: DIV28SUPER@LISTS.APA.ORG
Cc:
Sent: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:13:56 -0400
Subject: [DIV28SUPER] NYTimes: Milder Warning Opposed for Swedish Tobacco Item

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/science/milder-warning-opposed-for-swedish-tobacco-item.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad

Swedish Match argues its product, Snus — moist ground tobacco in a sachet to be tucked between the lip and the gum — is far less harmful than cigarettes.


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[DIV28SUPER] NYTimes: Milder Warning Opposed for Swedish Tobacco Item

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/science/milder-warning-opposed-for-swedish-tobacco-item.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad

Swedish Match argues its product, Snus — moist ground tobacco in a sachet to be tucked between the lip and the gum — is far less harmful than cigarettes.


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