Dr. Thomas Crowley Presents 2013 Lyon-Voorhees Memorial Lecture

Dr Thomas Crowley

THE 2013 LYON-VOORHEES LECTURE

Commemorating the Successful Psychiatric Treatment of One Alcoholic Patient

Thomas J. Crowley, M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Division of Substance Dependence

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Joshua's Children: Substance Use Disorders and

Behavioral Disinhibition

Dr. Crowley’s pioneering research spans nearly a half-century. His research career began during his psychiatric residency at the University of Minnesota, where he used the principles behavioral psychology to better understand problems of drug dependence. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1968 where he served as full time faculty for the next 43 years and Director of the Division of Substance Dependence since its inception in 1999. His earlier research focused on carefully measuring behaviors associated with drug self-administration and drug reinforcement in animal models and later expanded to the genetics of drug dependence and examination of the impact of drugs on the human brain, behavior, and decision-making. His current imaging studies strongly suggest that the genetic contributions to drug dependence are at least in part mediated through abnormal brain function during risky decision-making. Products of his research include more than 130 peer-reviewed publications. Taken together, the body of his research has significantly advanced our understanding of why some people persist in using drugs despite, often, catastrophic consequences.

12:10 - 1:15 PM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

SHORE FAMILY FORUM, ROOM 110

NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL NATIVE HEALTH BUILDING

ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS, 13055 EAST 17th AVE, AURORA, CO 80045

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