ARI Webinar

Addiction Research Institute brought together a blue ribbon group of scientists to bring us the latest developments towards reaching a cure for drug and alcohol addiction.

Blue Ribbon Panelists

Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D

Dr. Scott Swartzwelder is a clinical psychologist and neurobiologist and is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. Read More…

Patrick J. Kennedy

Former Congressman (D-RI); Founder, The Kennedy Forum; Co-Founder, One Mind

During his 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Rhode Island’s First Congressional District, Patrick J. Kennedy fought to end discrimination against those with mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. He is best known as the lead sponsor of the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law), which was passed with bi-partisan support and signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008. Read More…

Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D

A tenured Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where she serves as the inaugural director of the Rutgers Addiction Research Center at the Brain Health Institute and holds the Greg Brown Endowed Chair in Neuroscience. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2001 from Indiana University and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.  Read More…

S. Alex Marshall, Ph.D

An assistant professor in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences department at NCCU. He believes that research is a great way for students to explore their interests and to get better acquainted with their peers and the faculty. His advice to students is “just to try it!” Read More…

Jeff Georgi, MAH, LCAS, LCMHC, CCS, CGP

Jeff has worked in the addiction field and practiced psychotherapy with a focus on families and group counseling for more than 40 years. He holds credentials as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the American Association of Group Psychotherapy. Read More…

Roy Stein, M.D. – Biosketch

Roy Stein received his MD from Duke Medical School, followed by internship in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH and psychiatry residency at Duke. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, based in the Substance Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Program and Addiction Medicine fellowship. He served for 32 years as staff psychiatrist in the Durham VA Health Care System, where he directed the Substance Use Disorders treatment program.  Roy is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke, where he initiated and directed an ACGME-approved Addiction Psychiatry fellowship and served as Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Psychiatry.  He is board-certified in general and addiction psychiatry and has served in various roles with the North Carolina Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse, including board member and board chair.  He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.