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Faculty Awards and Honors


Dr. Lora Cope Receives Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award

Dr. Lora Cope received a postdoctoral Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism for presenting her prospective study on the serotonin transporter gene, sensitivity to the effects of alcohol, parental monitoring, and alcohol outcomes at the annual conference in June. Lora Cope is a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Mary Heitzeg. She uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study risk factors and consequences associated with substance use in children, adolescents, and young adults. She has a particular interest in understanding behavioral, neurobiological, and personality based risk factors for the transition to compulsive substance use as well as relapse in young adults.


Dr. Brian Hicks Receives Faculty Reconition Award

Psychologist Brian Hicks is renowned for his groundbreaking research on genetic, environmental, and developmental influences on substance abuse, antisocial behavior, and psychopathic personality disorder. He is an expert on understanding the onset and persistence of impulse control problems related to violating norms for appropriate behavior and the rights of others. His research is important due to personal suffering and negative consequences for family members, victims of crime and society associated with externalizing disorders. Learn more...



A Festschrift for Dr. Robert Zucker

On April 29, 2015, the UM Department of Psychiatry and the Addiction Center held a Festschrift, an academic day of presentations honoring Dr. Robert Zucker, Professor of Psychiatry. This was an opportunity to honor Dr. Zucker’s long and productive career and his many contributions to the field of developmental psychopathology, with a specific focus on addictions. Dr. Zucker was Director of the Addiction Center, and Section Director of the Substance Abuse Section, Department of Psychiatry, for 20 years. Learn more...