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Monday, July 2 • 1:15pm - 2:25pm
Our Genes and Our Addictions
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avatar for Cheryl Healton

Cheryl Healton

Cheryl G. Healton is the founding president and CEO of the American Legacy Foundation and has worked for over a decade to further the foundation’s ambitious mission: to build a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. She has guided the highly acclaimed, national youth tobacco-prevention campaign, Truth, which has been credited in part with reducing youth smoking prevalence to near record lows. Legacy is dedicated to... Read More →
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Amir Levine

Amir Levine is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist at Columbia University. He is currently a principal investigator on a research project sponsored by the National Institutes of Health about the epigenetics of addiction. Levine is co-author of Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find— and Keep—Love, which has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Scientific American Mind... Read More →
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Scott Stossel

Scott Stossel is editor of The Atlantic magazine and the author of the award-winning Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, which The Boston Globe called an “extraordinary achievement” and which Publisher’s Weekly described as “a superbly researched, immensely readable political biography.” His articles and essays have appeared in a wide array of publications, including The New... Read More →
avatar for Nora D. Volkow

Nora D. Volkow

Nora D. Volkow is director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at National Institutes of Health. She pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the effects of drugs in the human brain and has demonstrated that drug addiction is a brain disease. She has published more than 600 scientific articles and edited three books. Volkow has received multiple awards, including membership in the Institute of Medicine, and has been named one of TIME... Read More →


Monday July 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:25pm
Koch Building, Booz Allen Hamilton Room