Koob Wins NIAAA's Keller Award
Professor George Koob, director of the Division of Psychopharmacology of the Department of Neuropharmacology and co-director of the Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research, both at The Scripps Research Institute, has won the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's Mark Keller Award. This award is given annually to "an outstanding alcohol researcher who has made significant and long-term contributions to our understanding of how alcohol affects the body and mind, how we can prevent and treat alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and how today's scientific advancements can provide hope for tomorrow."
At Scripps Research, Koob leads efforts that focus on neuropharmacologic mechanisms and how these mechanisms are altered with the development of central nervous system abnormalities, including alcoholism, addiction, stress, viral injury, and genetic variability.
Koob will deliver a lecture entitled "The Neurobiology of Alcoholism: Dysregulation of the Brain Reward and Stress System" on Tuesday, November 9, on the National Institutes of Health campus in Maryland as part of the award presentation.
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English-as-a-Second-Language Class Begins
A new series of English-as-a-Second-Language classes will begin on Tuesday, August 24. Instructor Cassandra Wadkin's class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM every Tuesday evening in the Immunology Building West Conference Room. The price for three months (12 classes) is $60.
Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking and listening, idioms and vocabulary, and reading and writing. If you would like to improve your English and your understanding of your friends and colleagues, movies, television shows, and the news, this class is for you. The class uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawing and novels to teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same time! For more information, please leave a message at x4-2176.
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