Presentation Info & Speaker Bio
China White, Spice, Bath Salts, and N-Bombs: Designer Drugs in America
Drug abuse is at crisis levels across the United States. Millions of Americans are addicted to prescription opioids. Over forty thousand Americans die each year from drug overdoses. There has also been an explosion of designer drugs referred to as “synthetics”. In this talk, a general overview of current drugs of abuse and common public misconceptions will be discussed. There will be a focus on emerging designer drugs including synthetic cannabinoids (spice), cathinones (bath salts), and opioids.
Meeting Schedule: 8am-2:30pm
8:00 am Coffee (SLC 2.303) / Poster setup (BSB)
8:30 am Opening remarks (SLC 2.303)
8:45 am Ronald Smaldone, Assistant Professor, UT Dallas
9:15 am Peng Tao, Assistant Professor, SMU
9:45 am Alex Lippert, Assistant Professor, SMU
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:30 am Alejandro Bugarin, Assistant Professor, UT Arlington
11:00 am Jiyong Lee, Assistant Professor, UT Dallas
11:30 am Saiful Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, UT Arlington
12:00 pm Lunch and Poster Session (BSB)
1:30 pm Tour of the new Bioengineering Science Building (BSB) (opened 2016)
An evening honoring Mrs. Gale Hunt, our 2016 Schulz Award Winner. Mrs. Hunt presented a talk: "My Journey on the Big School Bus." The meeting included a social hour, dinner, awards presentation, and Mrs. Hunt's talk. The meeting was held at Saltgrass Steakhouse in Plano.
2016 September Doherty Award Meeting - Friday, September 16, 2016
An evening honoring Professor Elfi Kraka, our 2016 Doherty Award Winner. Prof. Kraka presented a talk: A New View on Chemical Reactions –“Riding" the Reacting Complex Through the Reaction Valley into the Energy Mountains. The meeting included a social hour, dinner, awards presentation, and Dr. Kraka's talk. The meeting was held at SMU.
2016 August Group Event - Friday, August 19, 2016
Group Outing to Frisco RoughRiders Baseball Game!
Location: Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034