Dr. Harriet de Wit from the University of Chicago will present her talk titled, "Determinants of Drug Preference in Humans: Translational Studies".
The last half-century has seen substantial progress in our understanding of both the determinants and consequences of non-medical drug use.
This progress has come mainly from findings of studies using animal models of drug-taking and from studies using human drug users. In this presentation I will discuss gaps in our knowledge of the generalizability of findings across species, and discuss methods of conducting translational research that will bridge the gap between laboratory animals and humans.
The presentation will focus on findings from drug challenge studies conducted with healthy young adults under controlled laboratory conditions.
Reception to follow in room 4125.
Friday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.