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.

CABC brings together faculty from across campus who are interested in addiction and behavior change, including faculty from School of Medicine, Public Policy, and Law.      

Seminar Series

Information

Time/day: Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: In-person (DIBS Cube - Multipurpose Room B035) and virtual (bit.ly/CABC-Spring2023)

Past presentations are available on the DIBS YouTube channel and below. 

Please send any questions about the CABC Seminar Series to Ed Levin, Ph.D.edlevin@duke.edu.

Spring 2023

DateTitle, Speaker, Contact Information

Jan 26

Tobacco use pharmacotherapy - innovative approaches to real world situations

James Davis, M.D., Duke University

Email: james.m.davis@duke.edu

Feb 9

The interaction between stress and drinking in an animal model: relevance for PTSD

Joyce Besheer, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Email: joyce_besheer@med.unc.edu

Feb 23

The Struggle Is Real: The Role of Insular Cortex Circuitry in Stress Response and Alcohol Abstinence

Samuel Centanni, PhD, Wake Forest University

Email: scentann@wakehealth.edu

Mar 9

Addiction to Alcohol and Nicotine: Neurobiological Substrates and Pharmacological Exploitations

Yousef Tizabi, PhD, Howard University

Email: ytizabi@howard.edu

Mar 30

Sex/Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorder

Wendy Lynch, PhD, University of Virginia

Email: wjl6w@virginia.edu

Apr 6

Immune Mechanisms Underlying Alcohol-Induced Behavioral Pathology and Degeneration

Leon Coleman, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Email: leon_coleman@med.unc.edu

Apr 13

Parental Substance Use and Developmental Outcomes: Implications for Prevention 

Rina Das Eiden, PhD, Penn State University

Email: rde5106@psu.edu

(co-sponsored w/ the Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience)

Apr 20

HIV and substance use comorbidity: from social to neural networks

Christina Meade, PhD, Duke University

Email: christina.meade@duke.edu

CABC seminar series 2021 - 2022

CABC Seminar 2021 - 2022 playlist

CABC seminar series 2020 - 2021

CABC Seminar 2020 - 2021 playlist 

Past Seminars

Date/TimeTitle, Speaker, Contact Information

Thurs, Sept 22

2:00 pm

Boosting nicotine replacement efficacy with monoaminergic co-treatments

Edward D. Levin, Ph.D., Duke University

Email: edlevin@duke.edu

Thurs, Oct 6

2:00 pm

The Long Hangover: Persistent neurobiological and behavioral effects of adolescent intermittent ethanol

Kati Healy, Ph.D., Duke University

Email: kati.healey@duke.edu

Wed, Oct 19

12:00 pm

Teaching Undergraduate Students about Drug Abuse

Amir Rezvani, PhD., Duke University

Email: azadi@duke.edu

Thurs, Nov 10

12:00 pm

TK Li Lecture in the Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Inequities in Addiction Treatment for Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Populations: How to Move Forward

Ayana Jordan, MD; New York University

Different Zoom link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/98227722738

Thurs, Nov 17

2:00 pm

The effects of smoking and smoking cessation on stress, cognition, and DNA methylation

Merideth Addicott, Ph.D., Wake Forest University

Email: maddicott@wakehealth.edu

(co-sponsor Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience)

Via Zoom or in person, LSRC B035 (DIBS Cube)

Different Zoom link: https://bit.ly/CABCandCStARR

Thurs, Dec 1

2:00 pm

Title: Comorbid Alcohol Use/Disorders and Mental Illness: Psychiatric, Neural, Behavioral, Familial Risk Factors

Elizabeth Lippard, PhD., University of Texas, Austin

Email: elizabeth.lippard@austin.utexas.edu

(co-sponsor Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience)

Via Zoom or in person, LSRC B035 (DIBS Cube)

Different Zoom link: https://bit.ly/CABCandCStARR
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Flyer for list of CABC seminar speakers Spring 2022

Past events

2022/02/22: Marijuana Legalization: Brain Science, Community Impact, and Risk Prevention

In conjunction with Together for Resilient Youth (TRY) , the Duke Center on Addiction & Behavior Change (CABC) held an online event entitled, "Marijuana Legalization: Brain Science, Community Impact, and Risk Prevention" that explored the many aspects of marijuana's influence including what happens in the brain, how it affects adolescents and how society is working to change its approach towards it. Additional group discussion included balancing legalization with the risks to brain health. Watch the full symposium and view the speaker line-up below.