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LSUHSC Human Development Center

411 S. Prieur Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

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8:30-8:55

Check-in: Human Development Center, 1st floor. Coffee available.

8:55-9:00

Welcome Remarks: Nicholas Gilpin, PhD, ADACE Associate Director

Morning Scientific Session

Moderator:

Eleanor Holmgren, PhD Candidate

9:00-10:00

Keynote address: Translational Neuroscience Efforts to Identify Biological Mechanisms of PTSD Risk and Novel Treatments

Victoria Risbrough, PhD, Associate Director of Neuroscience, VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health; Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

New Orleans Area Research on Veteran Health Issues

10:15-10:40

Endocannabinoid Metabolism in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Chu Chen, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Otorhinolaryngology, LSUHSC

10:40-11:05

Best Practices for Safely Prescribing Opioids

Randolph Roig, MD, FAAPMR, Program Director & Clinician, LSUHSC; Chief of Pain Medicine, New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

11:15-12:30

Lunch & Panel Discussion: Research Funding & Initiatives Related to Veteran Health

Chancellor’s Reception Room (335)

Moderators:

Jonquil Poret, T32 predoctoral fellow & Danielle Levitt, PhD, T32 postdoctoral fellow

Panelists:

Soundar Regunathan, PhD, Program Director, NIH/NIAAA

Alex Chiu, PhD, Senior Program Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs

Chantelle Ferland-Beckham, PhD, Scientific Program Manager, Cohen Veterans Biosciences

Afternoon Scientific Session

Moderator:

Chelsea Kasten, PhD, T32 postdoctoral fellow

12:45-1:15

Keynote address: Limbic Circuitry Disruption following TBI: Implications for PTSD Comorbidity

John Wolf, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center

1:15-1:30

Coffee Break

LSUHSC Trainee Research on Veteran Health Issues

1:30-1:50

Traumatic Brain Injury Alters Endocannabinoid Proteins in the Basolateral Amygdala of Alcohol Drinking Rats

Zachary Stielper, F30 predoctoral (MD/PhD) fellow

1:50-2:10

Central Amygdala Projections to Lateral Hypothalamus Mediate Avoidance of Traumatic Stress-Associated Stimuli

Marcus Weera, PhD, T32 postdoctoral fellow

2:10-2:30

The Intersection of Pain and Negative Reinforcement in Opioid Addiction

Amanda Pahng, PhD, postdoctoral fellow

2:30-2:35

Concluding Remarks & ADACE Business

Patricia Molina, MD, PhD, ADACE Director

Tour of New Orleans VA Research Facilities

2:55-4:00

Joseph Constans, PhD, Associate Chief of Staff for Research at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

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LSUHSC Human Development Center

411 S. Prieur Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

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Contact: Melissa Prestwood - mpres3@lsuhsc.edu | 504.568.6178

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