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Black in Neuro Seminar Series: Dr. Yasmin Hurd
May 7, 2021 Free
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Black in Neuroscience…the Road Less Traveled to Scientific Discoveries”
Please join Black in Neuro for a virtual seminar featuring Dr. Yasmin Hurd, Director of the Addiction Institute within the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System and the Ward Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
About Dr. Hurd:
Dr. Yasmin Hurd is an internationally renowned neuroscientist whose translational research examines the neurobiology of drug abuse and related psychiatric disorders. Her research exploring the neurobiological effects of cannabis and heroin has significantly shaped the field. Using multidisciplinary research approaches, her research has provided unique insights into the impact of developmental cannabis exposure and epigenetic mechanisms underlying the drug’s protracted effects into adulthood and even across generations. Dr. Hurd’s basic science research is complemented by clinical laboratory investigations evaluating the therapeutic potential of novel science-based strategies for the treatment of opioid addiction and related psychiatric disorders. Based on these high impact accomplishments and her advocacy of drug addiction education and health, Dr. Hurd was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine that complements other honors she has received in the field. In 2020, she also received the Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Neuroscience. The impact of her research has also attracted popular attention, including articles and interviews in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on CNN, PBS NOVA, PBS/Netflix series Human: The World Within; Netflix series (The Business of Drugs); NPR/Freakonomics radio.