CDART News


CDART Seminar Fall 2012

- 2012-10-25 02:45:00
Room MBSB 104 Behavioral Science Building

12:00 - 1:00 PM

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2nd Annual Children at Risk Conference

- 2012-01-23 15:23:00
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference for Research on Children at Risk: Diverse Perspectives on Vulnerability in Childhood and Adolescence
The second annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference for Research on Children at Risk will convene at the University of Kentucky in Lexington on March 26th, 2012.
The theme for this conference is diverse perspectives (e.g. biological, psychological, or sociological, etc) on vulnerability in childhood and adolescence. Researchers in a variety of disciplines have identified childhood events and conditions that affect the risk of experiencing adverse outcomes in youth or adulthood. This conference is broad in scope, addressing a range of risk and protective factors that shape children’s current or future health and development. We welcome research on substance abuse, cognitive and educational outcomes, physical and mental health, social inequalities, peer and family interactions, as well as other topics. Ideally, this interdisciplinary conference will offer research that is comprehensible and interesting to a wide scientific audience.
A poster detailing Conference events can be downloaded and printed for placement in your departments. CAR Conference Poster Itinerary for the Children at Risk Conference
Monday, March 26, 2012 More information to follow.


Inhibitory Control and Drug Abuse Prevention

- 2012-01-23 15:13:00
Inhibitory Control and Drug Abuse Prevention: From Research to Translation
Edited by M.T. Bardo, D.H. Fishbein and R Milich. CDART's new book presents current edge of neurobiology and drug abuse prevention. It emphasizes the translation of basic neurobiological science into drug abuse prevention. Go to www.springer.com/medicine/book/978-1-4419-1267-1 to purchase the hardcover.


CDART Seminar Series 2011 2012

- 2012-01-18 05:00:00
Room COMOB 104 Behavioral Sciences Building

12:00 – 1:00 PM

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CDART Trainee Research Forum 2012

- 2012-01-08 12:00:00
Room COMOB 104 Behavioral Sciences Building

12:00 – 1:00 PM

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Chilren At Risk Conference

- 2011-04-03 12:00:00
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference for Research on Children at Risk: Diverse Perspectives on Vulnerability in Childhood and Adolescence
The first annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference for Research on Children at Risk will convene at the University of Kentucky in Lexington on April 14th and 15th, 2011.
The theme for this conference is diverse perspectives (e.g. biological, psychological, or sociological, etc) on vulnerability in childhood and adolescence. Researchers in a variety of disciplines have identified childhood events and conditions that affect the risk of experiencing adverse outcomes in youth or adulthood. This conference is broad in scope, addressing a range of risk and protective factors that shape children’s current or future health and development. We welcome research on substance abuse, cognitive and educational outcomes, physical and mental health, social inequalities, peer and family interactions, as well as other topics. Ideally, this interdisciplinary conference will offer research that is comprehensible and interesting to a wide scientific audience.
A poster detailing Conference events can be downloaded and printed for placement in your departments. CAR Conference Poster Itinerary for the Children at Risk Conference
Thursday, April 14, 2011 3:30 – 5:00pm Keynote address: Dr. Linda Spear (213 Kastle Hall) Title: Adolescence: Neurobehavioral characteristics, differential alcohol sensitivities, and intake.
Friday, April 15, 2011 9:00 – 11:00am
Poster session (BBSRB atrium) 11:00 – 12:00
Invited talk: Dr. Olson Huff (202A BBSRB) Title: Obesity: A HUGE Health Problem 12:00 – 1:00pm


CDART Pilot Grant Announcement

- 2011-03-11 00:00:00
Pilot Project Grant Application Notice
Individual Differences in Drug Abuse Vulnerability and Prevention of Drug Abuse


Sponsoring Organization: Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation (CDART) at the University of Kentucky (funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Center Scope: A central mission of CDART is to facilitate the translation of research findings between basic and prevention sciences using a multidisciplinary approach. The primary scientific mission of CDART is to determine how environmental context affects inter- and intra-individual differences important in drug abuse vulnerability employing basic research using both animal models and human subjects. Ongoing research has concentrated on individual differences in reward seeking, behavioral inhibition and emotional urgency as predictors of drug abuse vulnerability. A major goal is to understand how environmental context and media messages that differ in sensation value affect drug abuse vulnerability in high and low sensation seekers. In the long-term, CDART aims to design a biologically-relevant prevention intervention that can be evaluated in the field.

Pilot project applications are invited in any of the following areas: individual differences in the effects of drugs of abuse, drug abuse vulnerability and prevention of drug abuse, treatment of drug abuse, secondary analysis of drug abuse data, or data analysis methodology encountered in drug abuse research. Applications for pilot projects that promote multidisciplinary approaches and show high potential for future funding are especially encouraged and will be given preference.

Eligibility Requirements: Applications may be submitted by any University of Kentucky faculty or research staff whose primary appointment is in a University of Kentucky academic unit.

Applications: Applications are limited to 5 pages, plus an abstract, biosketch, budget, budget justification and reference section, all of which must be prepared using the PHS 398 research grant application instructions (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html).

Funds Available: CDART intends to fund two one-year pilot project proposals for a one-time, twelve-month award of $20,000 each. Awards shall be deferred pending approval by appropriate University committees (e.g., IACUC, IRB). Budgets may not include faculty salaries.

Submission Deadline and Review: The deadline to apply for a pilot project grant is April 25, 2011. Pilot projects will undergo competitive, confidential, peer review by members of a CDART Review Committee.

Please submit electronically PHS 398 research grant application to: Kimberly Reeder, CDART, University of Kentucky (phone: 859-257-2607; email: ksreed0@uky.edu).

Questions regarding the application may be addressed to: Linda P. Dwoskin, Ph.D. CDART Training Coordinator (phone: 859-257-4743, email: ldwoskin@email.uky.edu).

For more information about CDART, please view our website: http://www.uky.edu/research/cdart


CDART Trainee Research Forum 2010-2011

- 2010-11-11 04:58:00
Room COMOB 104 Behavioral Sciences Building

12:00 – 1:00 PM

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Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

- 2010-11-10 04:58:00
Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Volume 1. Summary of National Findings

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CDART Retreat, August 25, 2010

- 2010-08-24 04:58:00
The Annual CDART External Advisory Committee Retreat will be held at the Boone Faculty Club on August 25, 2010 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.


2009-2010 Research Trainee Forum

- 2010-02-02 00:00:00
Room COMOB 104 Behavioral Sciences Building

12:00 – 1:00 PM

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CDART Research Seminars Spring 2010

- 2010-02-02 00:00:00
Spring 2010 CDART Research Forum
Room 104 Medical Behavioral Science Building (MBSB) 12:00 – 1:00

February 1, 2010 Nathan DeWall -- Department of Psychology
"The Pain of Social Rejection: Breaking and Restoring Bonds with Others."

March 1, 2010 Jim Dillard – Penn State University, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences
"Alarm Calls in Homo Sapiens: Communicating Threats to Health.”

April 5, 2010 Ray Daugherty, David Rosengren, Pam Stafford and Blair Beadnell – Prevention Research Center
"Prevention Research Institute. After 25 years, what's new? What's next?"

May 2, 2010 John Curtis – Department of Psychology




Extreme Psychology Article in Scienceline

- 2009-07-13 00:00:00
Extreme Psychology. There may be more to high-risk sports than a "no fear" mantra. http://www.scienceline.org/2009/07/13/health-konkel-extreme-sports-risk-psychology/


Workshop on Statistical Methods in Drug Abuse and Health-Related Research

- 2009-01-15 00:00:00
CDART will be hosting a Workshop on Statistical Methods in Drug Abuse and Health-Related Reseach on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. The workshop is a satellite conference of the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) conference.



CDART Faculty Receiving University Research Professorships

- 2008-09-26 00:00:00
Three CDART faculty received University Research Professorships in 2006, 2007 and 2008

  • Dr. Linda Dwoskin (Training Director of CDART)
  • Dr. Michael Bardo (Director of CDART)
  • Dr. Richard Kryscio (Statistics Director of CDART)


CDART Trainee Research Forum: 2008-2009 Fall and Spring Semesters

- 2008-09-03 00:00:00
Room COMOB 104 Behavioral Sciences Building

12:00 – 1:00 PM

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Workshop on Statistical Methods in Drug Abuse and Health-Related Research

- 2008-08-11 00:00:00
CDART will be hosting a Workshop on Statistical Methods in Drug Abuse and Health-Related Reseach on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. The workshop is a satellite conference of the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) conference.



CDART Research Forum List for Spring 2008

- 2007-12-07 00:00:00
CDART RESEARCH FORUM SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
SPRING SEMESTER 2008


March 3, 2008 -- Rajkumar J. Sevak from Behavioral Science. The title of his presentation is:
“Modulation of dopamine clearance and the behavioral effects of dopaminergic drugs in rats with altered insulin status".



April 7, 2008 – Greg Smith from Psychology. The title of his presentation is:
"The Acquired Preparedness Model of Risk for Alcohol Use."






CDART Research Forum List for Fall 2007

- 2007-09-03 00:00:00
CDART RESEARCH FORUM SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
FALL SEMESTER 2007


September 12, 2007 -- Rick Crosby, from Public Health. The title of his presentation is:

"Evaluation of a Lay Health Advisor Model Risk-Reduction Intervention for Promoting Safer Sex Among Heterosexual African American Men Newly Diagnosed with an STD: A Randomized Controlled Trial".



October 1, 2007 -- Mark Fillmore from Psychology. The title of his presentation is:
“Alcohol, Impulsivity, and Reckless Driving: Understanding the Risk Factors”.



November 6, 2006 – Rajkumar J. Sevak from Behavioral Science. The title of his presentation is:
“Modulation of dopamine clearance and the behavioral effects of dopaminergic drugs in rats with altered insulin status".



December 4, 2006 – Susan Barron from Psychology. The title of her presentation is:
“Ways to reduce alcohol's effects on brain and behavior”.



Seminar Presentations

- 2007-03-23 00:00:00
Friday, April 20th, 2007: Anna Rose Childress, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Title of Talk:
“DARK Chocolate, Hot Sex, and Cheap Cocaine: Imaging Desire States, and their Inhibition in Addiction”

Abstract:
Cues that reliably predict the arrival of a rewarding drug such as cocaine can trigger a number of cocaine-related signs and symptoms (heart-pounding, ‘cocaine taste’, etc.) and profound appetitive desire, or “craving” for the drug. As this desire (“GO!”) state may lead to relapse during drug addition therapy, knowing its brain substrates is critical in the development of brain-targeted interventions. Using neuroimaging techniques we, and others, have demonstrated limbic (amygdala, ventral striatum/pallidum, anterior cingulate, orbitofrontal cortex, insula, etc.) activation in response to drug cues. Our most recent work shows that the reward circuitry can be triggered by drug cues that are extremely brief — even outside awareness. Complementary to the study of “GO!” substrates is the study of their modulators: the brain’s “STOP1” circuitry. Recently discovered defects in this “STOP” circuitry in the brains of substance-abuse patients may help explain why some are particularly vulnerable to the pull of strong “GO!” states and why the great majority of humans don’t become addicted to natural rewards (e.g., food or sex) or drugs of abuse.

Meeting Place: MN 363 UKMC
Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm


Frinday, March 30th, 2007: Antoine Bechara, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Iowa in the Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.

Dr. Bechara’s research focuses on understanding the neural processes underlying decision-making in normal and brain-damaged patients with a focus on substance addiction, and smoking. He is also interested in interdisciplinary research between the fields of neuroscience, management, marketing, and economics. He developed of the Iowa Gambling Task for those of you who have heard of it.
Meeting Place WT Young Auditorium
Time 1:30 -3:00


CDART Research Seminar Series 2007 Spring Semester

- 2007-02-05 00:00:00
CDART RESEARCH FORUM SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
SPRING SEMESTER 2007


March 5, 2007 -- Rick Zimmerman from the Department of Communication will be speaking. The title of his presentation is:
“Alcohol and other Substance Use and Sexual Risk-taking”


March 26 – Joe Conigliaro from the Medical Center will be speaking. The title of his presentation is:

"Designing interactive computer programs to motivate heavy drinkers to reduce alcohol intake."



The forums are held in 104 in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. The building is located between University Drive and VA Drive, behind the Health Sciences Research Building. The forums begin at noon and lunch is provided.