Neuroscience, Immunology, Social Adversity and the Roots of Addictive Behaviors: Toward a New Framework for Drug Use Etiology and Prevention

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

• Assist UGA team in developing and optimizing protocols for blood collection and neuroimaging sessions.
• Analyze roughly 1200 blood samples collected from rural African-Americans, quantifying levels of inflammatory (C-reactive protein, interleukins-6, -8, and -10, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha and cardiometabolic biomarkers (insulin, glucose, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides).
• Analyze data from roughly 1200 magnetic resonance imaging sessions collected from rural African-Americans, providing statistical analyses of structural, resting-state, and task-related scans probing threat and reward areas.
• Collaborate with UGA team on statistical analysis, results interpretation, and manuscript preparation.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/207/31/25

Funding

  • University of Georgia (SUB00002412/1P50DA051361-01)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (SUB00002412/1P50DA051361-01)

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