In 2011, the Distinguished Scientist Award was established by the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program. This student-led award was developed as part the T32 Predoctoral Training Grant on Addiction Science. Each year, trainees in Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience select and invite a distinguished researcher in the substance abuse field to visit Carolina, make a seminar presentation, and interact individually with trainees.
This year’s inaugural recipient was Dr. Barry Setlow, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He earned his B.A. in Psychology for Yale University in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine in 1998. Dr. Setlow served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. His research examines the interactions between decision-making processes and drugs of abuse.