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Meet the PI Lecture January 5, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Meet the PI Lecture

Sleep Regulates Cocaine Craving

 Yanhua Huang, PhD
 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine





Dr. Huang is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, and completed her postdoctoral trainings at Harvard Medical School and Washington State University. Her work is focused on the neural mechanisms by which sleep regulates the brain reward circuitry. Her lab uses rodent models and a multidisciplinary approach including brain slice electrophysiology, EEG recordings, molecular biology, and behavioral assays. Dr. Huang is the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several on-going research projects funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She is also a member of the training faculty in the University Center for Neuroscience (CNUP) program.

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.

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