The Center on Addiction & Behavior Change (CABC) aims to translate basic research advances in brain and behavioral science into effective prevention, early intervention and treatment of addiction and other behavior disorders. CABC convenes regular seminars in fall and spring semesters, plus an annual symposium.
Ed Levin, PhD, directs the CABC. He is Chief of the Neurobehavioral Research Lab in the Psychiatry Department of Duke University Medical Center. He is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with secondary Duke appointments in the departments of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Nicholas School of the Environment. His primary research effort is to understand basic neural interactions underlying cognitive function and addiction and to apply this knowledge to better understand cognitive dysfunction and addiction disorders and to develop novel therapeutic treatments.
CABC brings together faculty from across campus who are interested in addiction and behavior change. Schools of Medicine, Public Policy, and Law are among those represented.
CABC 2020-2021 Virtual Seminar Series
Spring 2021 Seminar Series
Fall 2020 Seminar Series
Following is the schedule for the Fall 2020 VIRTUAL series, on Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.
Substance Use Prevention with Equity: A Community & Neuroscience-Based Approach, Friday, Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
In 2020, CABC and Together for Resilient Youth, created a unique partnership and symposium. TRY is a Durham non-profit organization founded in 2003 and known locally, regionally and nationally for its work in service to the TRY mission: To prevent substance use among youth by reducing community risk factors through education, mobilization, and collaborative action. The virtual event served both as the 2020 CABC Research Symposium and TRY Prevention 2020. The event took place Friday, Sept. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.