Each year, the Scaletti Catalyst Lecture features the work of a researcher at the forefront of biomedical research and innovative models for healthcare delivery and education.
This year’s featured researcher is Dr. Bertha K. Madras who will speak onÂ how toÂ seize unanticipated and serendipitousÂ moments inÂ life to generate newÂ research and professional pathways.
Dr Madras is professor of psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment) in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of President (a position for which she was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate).
Dr Madras’ research focuses on the relevance of dopamine signaling to addiction biology, ADHD, and Parkinsonâ€™s disease. She has authored over 200 scientific manuscripts, book chapters and essays, and she recently co-edited a book on the Cell Biology of Addiction.
Dr Madras and collaborators hold 19 patents for novel brain imaging agents and candidate therapeutics and her brain imaging agent, altropane, was listed by The Better World Report as â€œone of 25 technology transfer innovations that changed the worldâ€.
Notable awards include an NIH MERIT award, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Foundersâ€™ Award, and the NIDA Public Service Award, among others. She has delivered over 250 public presentations globally, and she developed a museum exhibit and a CD (licensed by Disney) with the Museum of Science, Boston.
Madras BK, Colvis CM, Pollack JD, Rutter JL, Shurtleff D, von Zastrow M, eds. Cell biology of addiction. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2006.
Madras BK, Kuhar MJ, eds. The effects of drug abuse on the human nervous system. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013.
Seeman P, Madras BK, eds. Imaging of the human brain in health and disease. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013.
Each year, the Joseph V. Scaletti Catalyst Lecture series features scientific breakthroughs by a biomedical researcher at the forefront of biomedical research and education. Everyone is welcome to attend!Friday, April 14, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Domenici Center Auditorium University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Â