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Saturday, November 17, 2012

News Release - Dr. Kenneth Kendler to Deliver 17th Annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture at NIH

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces that Kenneth Kendler, M.D. will deliver the 17th Annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture. Kendler is a world-renowned expert on the genetics of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. His presentation is called "The Genetic Epidemiology of Alcohol Use Disorders: A Current Perspective."

Kenneth Kendler, M.D., is the Director of the Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is also the Rachel Brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Psychiatric Genetics Program at VCU and co-Director of the VCU Alcohol Research Center. He is one of the most cited psychiatry researchers, and his work has transformed our understanding of how genes and the environment contribute to the development of alcohol use disorders and other psychiatric problems.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:30 p.m. ET

Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Building 10, Bethesda, Md.
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