2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Virtual Conference:

Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade

September 16-17, 2021

Closing Keynote: Collision of the Opioid Crisis and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Closing Keynote: Collision of the Opioid Crisis and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Nora Volkow, MD

Director

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., is the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Volkow’s scientific research was instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain and, as NIDA Director, her work has promoted research that improves the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. As a research psychiatrist, Dr. Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic and addictive effects of abusable drugs. Her studies documented disruption of the dopamine system in addiction with its consequential functional impairment of frontal brain regions involved with motivation, executive function and self-regulation.  

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Closing Keynote: Collision of the Opioid Crisis and the COVID-19 Pandemic
09/17/2021 at 12:30 PM (MDT)   |  90 minutes
09/17/2021 at 12:30 PM (MDT)   |  90 minutes