VIRTUAL NIDA Neuroscience T32 Research Showcase: Yasmin Hurd (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Beth Babecki (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

February 16, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

Yasmin Hurd: “New Avenues in Developmental Pathways to Addiction Risk”
Beth Babecki: “NIDA Priorities for Early Career Investigators”

Hosted by Arpana Agrawal (WashU Psychiatry) and Jose Moron-Concepcion (WashU Anesthesiology)

Schedule of Events

8:30AM T32 Directors: Drs. Arpana Agrawal & Jose Moron-Concepcion 0- Welcome

8:45AM Dr. Yasmin Hurd – “New Avenues in Developmental Pathways to Addiction Risk”

9:15AM T32 Trainee: Dr. Alexander Hatoum – “Genome-wide Association Study of multiple substance use disorders identifies novel loci related to mental and physical health”

9:35AM T32 Trainee: Dr. Jessican Higginbotham “Sex-specific effects of pain on fentanyl self-administration”

9:55AM T32 Trainee: Dr. David Montez“Using synthetic MR images for field map-less distortion correction”


10:25AM T32 Trainee: Dr. Mary Katherine Ray“Impact of Glucose Variability on Dynamic Cognitive Function in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)”

10:45AM T32 Trainee: Dr. Brian Ruyle“Central and peripheral mechanisms underlying fentanyl-induced respiratory depression”

11:05AM T32 Trainee: Dr. Amjad Samara“Imaging neuroinflammation in obesity using diffusion MRI”

11:25-noon: Break for lunch

Noon-12:30 Guest Speaker, Dr. Beth Babecki“NIDA Priorities for Early Career Investigators”

For inquiries contact the organizers Arpana Agrawal and Jose Moron-Concepcion.