Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, will speak about the addicted brain at X-STEM, an Extreme STEM Symposium for middle through high school students on April 14, 2016 in Washington, D.C. X-STEM is a “TED-style” event featuring talks by the nation’s most noted science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in STEM fields. The X-STEM Symposium will kick off the 4th annual USA Science & Engineering Festival.
WHAT: Dr. Nora Volkow will present on “Inside the Addicted Human Brain” at X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2016
11:55 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
WHO: Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
CONTACT: If you are interested in a pre-interview with Dr. Volkow about her participation at X-STEM and/or her research, please contact the NIDA press office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-443-6245.
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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): NIDA is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. For more information about NIDA and its programs, visit www.drugabuse.gov.
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