GSA Research Forum
The Graduate Student Research Forum is an annual, daylong event sponsored by the
Graduate Student Association. The Forum involves oral and poster presentations of
student-conducted research, which provides students with an opportunity to present their
research to colleagues, faculty and staff of New York Medical College, and the scientific
community in the tri-state area. Funds needed to support this event come in part from
local corporations. This event has, over the years, greatly increased the visibility and
prestige of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences graduate students within
26th Graduate Student Research Forum
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Times to follow
Medical Education Center-Nevins Auditorium
"Translational Research – From the Lab to the Clinic and Back Again. Examples from Addiction Research"
Victor M. Hesselbrock, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Health Net, Inc. Endowed Chair in Addiction Studies
Interim Senior Associate Dean of Research
Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer
University of Connecticut Health Center
Read more about Dr. Hasselbrock...
This year, the Graduate Student Association is very excited to host Victor M. Hesselbrock, Ph.D. as the keynote lecturer for the 26th Annual Graduate Student Research Forum. Dr. Hesselbrock is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He holds the Physicians' Health Services endowed chair in Addiction Studies and is Principal Investigator and Scientific Director of the NIAAA-funded Alcohol Research Center at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Hesselbrock has developed a program of research focused on the identification of psychological and biological factors that contribute to the susceptibility for developing alcohol problems, including dependence. Dr. Hesselbrock has received continuous funding from the NIH since 1976 and his research is nationally and internationally recognized. He is extensively published with more than 300 peer-reviewed articles. We are honored to have such a renowned member of the scientific community as part of our forum this year. Welcome Dr. Hesselbrock!