A celebration is held each year for the summer scholars, their hosting researchers and faculty members, and others in the medical community who wish to attend.
This year's celebration will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center auditorium (located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus). Jean Lud Cadet, M.D., chief of the molecular neuropsychiatry research branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will be the featured speaker.
Dr. Cadet came to New York City from Haiti in 1970. After transitioning at Brooklyn College, he attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he obtained a medical degree in 1979. He completed residency training in psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and innNeurology at the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, both in New York City. After a fellowship at the neuropsychiatry branch of the NIMH, Dr. Cadet worked as an assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University. He arrived at NIDA, IRP in 1992, where he presently serves as a senior NIH investigator and the chief of the molecular neuropsychiatry research branch.
Dr. Cadet has co-authored papers on the molecular neurobiology of neurodegeneration and cognitive deficits in cocaine and marijuana abusers. Presently, his laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of stimulant-induced changes in the expression of genes and proteins in specific neuronal cells. He also is investigating the epigenetic bases of methamphetamine addiction.
For more information on the Fourth Annual Bayview Summer Scholars Celebration or to register to attend, please contact Kimberly Monson at 410-550-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.