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A Scientist Walks Into A Bar To Discuss Alcoholism

Science Pub RVA

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

A Scientist Walks Into A Bar To Discuss Alcoholism

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To Drink Or Not To Drink:   Is alcoholism "in our genes" or a result of our environments?  What do the answers mean for us individually and for society? 



What is addiction?  Why do some people become dependent on alcohol and drugs and others not?  Is it truly something that is "in our genes"?  And if addiction is genetic, what should we do about it?

Dr. Danielle Dick will orient us to some of the science focused on these questions and she’ll explain the different types of studies she and her colleagues have used to investigate the intersection of genetics, health behaviors, personality traits and environmental experiences.

Come listen to an informal talk in plain language and then discuss the topic in a casual setting.



Danielle Dick, PhD


Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Human and Molecular Genetics

Affiliate of Clinical, Developmental, and Health Psychology

Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics



 Tuesday, April 2    


 6:00 – 7:00 pm     Gather  (unstructured &optional)

 7:00– 7:20 pm      Scientist has the floor

 7:20 – 8:00 pm     Moderated Discussion

 8:00 – ???            (unstructured & optional)



 The Camel    
   1621 W Broad St    Richmond, Virginia 23220    
   Feel free to park in the Lowes parking lot across the street    

 Sipping a glass of water at these free, open-to-the-public gatherings is

 completely copacetic.  All you need bring is your curious mind.


 Should you wish to quench your thirst another way, or want to chew on something in addition to an interesting topic, you'll need a bit of moola.



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The Camel
1621 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Science Pub RVA

Science Pub RVA connects curious citizens and creative scientists over a sip of some sort at informal gatherings in non-academic settings.

What to expect  A short, jargon-free presentation by a local scientific thinker and a slightly longer period dedicated to questions and dialogue among the attendees and with a local scientist. 

What to bring  No background in science is needed.  A smidge of curiosity is all it takes to enjoy a fun and engaging time.  Pub is in our name, but sipping a glass of water at these events is completely copacetic. 



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