Impact of Cannabis Use in Women With Opioid Use Disorder Enrolled in Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment
Abigail Richison, M.D., a trainee in the UAMS Addiction Research Training Program, presented the results of her research study, “Impact of Cannabis Use in Women With Opioid Use Disorder Enrolled in Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment,” at the 2020 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting.
Looking Inside the Brain
UAMS Addiction Research Training Program M.D./Ph.D. trainee Brad Martins and his mentor, Andrew James, Ph.D., of the UAMS Brain Imaging Research Center participated in the annual Brain Awareness Week activities hosted by the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. The event was held on April 17, 2017, at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock. Entitled “Looking Inside the Brain,” this hands-on child-friendly exhibit offered many educational activities describing the shapes and structures of the brain.
Visitors could sculpt brains out of clay, use an electroencephalogram (EEG) headset to navigate a marble through a maze, or apply a temporary brain tattoo. Children also received youth-oriented educational materials from National Institute on Drug Abuse on the consequences of drug abuse. Adults received informative flyers about magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research conducted at UAMS, while children learned how MRIs work from a display using magnets and iron filings. The exhibit was well received, with 30-40 children interacting with the booth activities. While younger children preferred brain sculpting and older children preferred playing with the EEG-based marble maze, almost every child (and many parents) wanted a brain tattoo.