IRP News

Yavin Shaham Wins the 2022 Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award

Yavin Shaham, Ph.D., Chief of Behavioral Neuroscience Research Branch  and Neurobiology of Relapse Section  has been awarded the 2022 Ruth L. Kirschstein mentoring award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the 2022 NIH Director’s Awards. The NIH Director’s Awards recognizes exceptional performance and special efforts beyond regular job assignments. The Ruth… [Read More]

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Hot Off the Press

Brain lesions disrupting addiction map to a common human brain circuit.

Hot Off the Press – June 15, 2022 Published in Nature Medicine, with contributions by Khaled Moussawi, M.D., Ph.D., Harshwardhan Deshpande, Ph.D., Thomas Ross, Ph.D. and Elliot Stein, Ph.D. of NIDA-IRP. Summary Sometimes regional brain damage (also called a lesion – for example from a stroke) leads to spontaneous remission of addiction – in the… [Read More]

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Reviews To Read

Barriers to the management of alcohol use disorder and alcohol-associated liver disease: strategies to implement integrated care models

Reviews To Read – February 2022. Published in Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Coauthored by Lorenzo Leggio of the NIDA IRP Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology Section. Despite its increased recognition as a major public health issue, alcohol use disorder is mostly underdiagnosed and undertreated. The undertreatment and underdiagnosis of alcohol use disorder is most concerning… [Read More]

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Featured Papers

Misconfigured striatal connectivity profiles in smokers

Featured Paper of the Month – November 2022 Published in Neuropsychopharmacology by Thomas Ross and Elliot Stein of the NIDA IRP Neuroimaging Research Branch. Summary The striatum, part of the forebrain, is critically involved in reward processes and substance use. Many of the inputs to the striatum come from frontal brain regions. One way to… [Read More]

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