World expert on drug addiction schedules lecture in Honolulu

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, (808) 692-0988
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Posted: Jan 2, 2007

An international expert on drug addiction will deliver a public lecture next week at the University of Hawaii‘s John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Charles P. O‘Brien, MD, PhD, is one of the most prominent addiction researchers in the world. He has made several important discoveries and contributions over the past 30 years that have become the standard of care for addiction treatment. In addiction to developing medications to treat alcohol, opioid, and cocaine dependence, his work has also increased understanding of the clinical aspects of addiction and the neurobiology of relapse.

Dr. O‘Brien‘s free public lecture is entitled "How is your brain changed by addiction?" and will be on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 5:00 p.m. at the Medical School Auditorium. The School is in Kaka‘ako at 651 Ilalo Street.

He is the University of Pennsylvania‘s Vice-chair of the Psychiatry Department, and Vice-director of the Institute of Neurological Sciences. He has won several national awards for drug abuse research and clinical psychiatry.

His appearance is sponsored by the Windsor and Mary Cutting Memorial Lecture Series arranged by JABSOM‘s Pharmacology Unit in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, and Pharmacology.