Psychiatry Grand Rounds 3/5 | Jenni Blackford, PhD

Blackford GR

12:00 noon CDT | via Zoom Webinar

"Anxiety and addiction: building a reverse translational model"



In this talk, Dr. Blackford will introduce the concept of reverse translational models. She will provide illustrations of how this approach has led to new discoveries about the brain circuitry that underlies anxiety, including social anxiety, and addiction.  .


This activity is designed to help you:
1.  explain core brain regions that underlie fear and anxiety 
2.  describe the role of anxiety in alcohol use disorders 
3.  contrast traditional and reverse translational models and provide an example of a    
     translational finding from rodents to humans 

CME/CE credit for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is only available during the live feed time and for a brief time immediately following. The code for this week's session is displayed at the opening and closing of the meeting and also in the Chair's Office Zoom Account Name during the meeting.


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The archived webinar can be viewed at the link below:

  Mar 5 Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Blackford


 This talk is sponsored by the

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
This educational activity received no commercial support.


Grand Rounds Enrichment Discussion

For a deeper understanding of the topic ahead of Dr. Blackford's talk, please join Dr. Ariel Deutch on Wednesday March 3 on Zoom as he delves a little deeper into the subject matter. The article for discussion for this week can be found here:

 The Human BNST: Functional Role in Anxiety and Addiction

by SN Avery, JA Clauss and JU Blackford