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  • Crews Named ‘Highly Ranked Scholar’ in AUD Research

    Fulton Crews, Ph.D., a John Andrews Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and BCAS faculty member, was named a “Highly Ranked Scholar” in alcohol use disorder research by ScholarGPS. “Highly Ranked Scholars” are the most productive (measured by number of publications) authors whose works are of profound impact (measured by number of citations) and of … Read more

  • Dr. Zoe McElligott and colleagues discover surprising details about xylazine in combination with fentanyl

    Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies faculty Zoe McElligott, PhD, and colleagues found that the animal tranquilizer xylazine activates opioid receptors in the brain, suggesting a reason why the treatment naloxone triggers a more severe withdrawal response when given to individuals on fentanyl/xylazine and suffering from respiratory depression. Read the UNC press release here.

  • Morrow Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Research Society on Alcohol

    Leslie Morrow, PhD, John Andrews Distinguished Professor in the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Research Society on Alcohol (RSA). The RSA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a person who has had a long, balanced career including contributions to alcohol research, training, service, and advocacy. Read more.

  • Ornelas Accepts Assistant Professor Position at the University of New Mexico

    Laura Ornelas, Ph.D., will be joining the University of New Mexico in August 2024 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Ornelas is part of an early-career research faculty cohort hired through the UNM Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program, which is funded by a NIH FIRST grant. The … Read more

  • Coleman and colleagues among finalists for UNC seed grant

    Leon Coleman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and a member of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, is part of a team selected as finalists for UNC’s 2024 Creativity Hubs seeding-funding competition awarded by the UNC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Also on the team are Benjamin Vincent, Associate Professor of Hematology … Read more



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