IHRP Guest Lecture: Nicotine Dependence Treatment

From Mouse to Man to Medicine

Caryn, Lerman. (2009, Dec. 1) Nicotine Dependence Treatment: From Mouse to Man to Medicine [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

An expert in transdisciplinary and translational tobacco control research, Dr. Lerman studies genetic influences on tobacco use and their implications for developing successful smoking prevention and treatment programs. She is deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center and co-director of Pennsylvania’s Center for Excellence in Cancer Communication Research. She also directs the NIH-funded Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania, which translates research in neuroscience, pharmacology, and genetics to develop pharmacological therapies for nicotine dependence.

Dr. Lerman is a former member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Board of Scientific Advisors and the National Human Genome Research Institute Advisory Panel on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Program. She is a recipient of the Society of Behavioral Medicine New Investigator Award, the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology, and the American Society of Preventative Oncology Cullen Award for Tobacco Research.

This lecture and the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) were supported by Award Number UL1RR029879 from the National Center for Research Resources.

View Dr. Lerman's presentation (PDF).