The Administrative Core will manage the overall operations of the center, and will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the various components to promote the cohesive functioning of the center as a whole. This will include monitoring progress on all projects, and scheduling the allocation of other core resources (Recruitment/Screening Core, Education Core), to ensure their efficient use while maintaining a steady demand on these resources. The administrative core will also monitor and control expenditures of all center projects as well as handle budget projections. In addition, this core will coordinate interactions with the Extemal Advisory Committee and the Data Safety Monitoring Board. Moreover, the Administrative Core will organize monthly meetings of the Executive Committee, consisting of Project Directors (PDs), Core Directors (CDs), and other key center personnel. These meetings will foster communication among the PDs and CDs and facilitate key decision making activities to guide the center's progress to achieve our scientific and training objectives.
Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S. This health burden can be reduced substantially by quitting smoking, and yet current smoking cessation treatments have only limited effectiveness. By coordinating the activities of the center, this core will promote the goals of developing more efficacious smoking cessation treatments and communicating this knowledge to the community. This in turn will have a major positive impact on public health.
|Briggs, Scott A; Hall, Brandon J; Wells, Corinne et al. (2016) Dextromethorphan interactions with histaminergic and serotonergic treatments to reduce nicotine self-administration in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 142:1-7|
|Levin, Edward D; Hall, Brandon J; Chattopadhyay, Autri et al. (2016) Reduction of nicotine self-administration by chronic nicotine infusion with H1 histamine blockade in female rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 233:3009-15|
|Hall, Brandon J; Slade, Susan; Wells, Corinne et al. (2015) Bupropion-varenicline interactions and nicotine self-administration behavior in rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 130:84-9|
|Larrauri, JosÃ© A; Burke, Dennis A; Hall, Brandon J et al. (2015) Role of nicotinic receptors in the lateral habenula in the attenuation of amphetamine-induced prepulse inhibition deficits of the acoustic startle response in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 232:3009-17|
|Brody, Arthur L; McClernon, Francis Joseph (2015) Prediction of smoking cessation with treatment: the emerging contribution of brain imaging research. Neuropsychopharmacology 40:1309-10|
|Potenza, Marc N (2015) Commentary on: Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research. Defining and classifying non-substance or behavioral addictions. J Behav Addict 4:139-41|
|Walton, Kevin M; Abrams, David B; Bailey, William C et al. (2015) NIH electronic cigarette workshop: developing a research agenda. Nicotine Tob Res 17:259-69|
|Levin, Edward D; Wells, Corinne; Johnson, Joshua E et al. (2015) Amitifadine, a triple monoamine re-uptake inhibitor, reduces nicotine self-administration in female rats. Eur J Pharmacol 764:30-7|
|Hall, Brandon J; Slade, Susan; Allenby, Cheyenne et al. (2015) Neuro-anatomic mapping of dopamine D1 receptor involvement in nicotine self-administration in rats. Neuropharmacology 99:689-95|
|Rezvani, Amir H; Cauley, Marty C; Levin, Edward D (2014) Lorcaserin, a selective 5-HT(2C) receptor agonist, decreases alcohol intake in female alcohol preferring rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 125:8-14|
Showing the most recent 10 out of 20 publications